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Splendor solis emblems hand coloured by Adam McLean

I have painted hand coloured versions of the twenty two pictures that make up the Splendor solis series. I believe this hand colouring makes these images even more accessible, and I have tried to use a consistent colouring scheme to emphasise the various elements of the symbolic sequence. I include below my twenty two coloured engravings from the printed version of the Splendor solis printed in the Aureum vellus, oder Güldin Schatz und Kunstkammer, Hamburg, 1708, as small thumbnails. I am in planning to incorporate this Splendor solis sequence into a multimedia slide sequence similar to the the Atalanta fugiens multimedia slide show I have recently produced.


All these images are copyright İ Adam McLean 1999.