Wrapping Up the ‘Dutch Mordant’ Series

Cold Turkey Press publisher Gerard Bellaart writes that he “got rather carried away.” There are now about 40 cards in the series. Consequently the 36 portfolios of 12 cards each “will differ slightly in composition.” The “sacred nose” comes from the Bellaart family album, dated 1755.



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A photo by Frederick Sommer illustrates the “kleine Welten” card. Sommer was born in Italy in 1905, grew up in Brazil, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1925. He lived in Arizona most of his life and died in 1999. The Getty Museum paid tribute to him with a centennial exhibition in 2005.
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