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Desiderius Erasmus Collection

Desiderius Erasmus, a prominent figure of the 15th and 16th centuries

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper

The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper
The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Erasmus (right) and Thomas More visit the children of Henry VII at Greenwich in 1499. The boy in the centre is the future King Henry VIII

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving)

Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving)
3646446 Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, (1466 / 69-1536), 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, (1466 / 69-1536), 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, (1466/69-1536), 1523. Holbein, Hans, the Younger (1497-1543). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Letter from Desiderius Erasmus to Nicholas Everaerts, 24th December 1525. Artist: Erasmus

Letter from Desiderius Erasmus to Nicholas Everaerts, 24th December 1525. Artist: Erasmus
Letter from Desiderius Erasmus to Nicholas Everaerts, 24th December 1525. Letter written in Latin from Basle by Erasmus to Dr Nicholas Everaerts, President of Holland

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus and Quentin Matsys, 1908 (oil on panel)

Erasmus and Quentin Matsys, 1908 (oil on panel)
471391 Erasmus and Quentin Matsys, 1908 (oil on panel) by Siberdt, Eugene (1851-1931); 90x69 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium; (add.info.: Desiderius Erasmus)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Albrecht Durer visiting Antwerp in 1520, 1855 (oil on panel)

Albrecht Durer visiting Antwerp in 1520, 1855 (oil on panel)
471171 Albrecht Durer visiting Antwerp in 1520, 1855 (oil on panel) by Leys, Hendrik or Henri (1815-69); 140x210 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam

Erasmus of Rotterdam
Vintage engraving by Albrech Durer, showing Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 to 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Page from La civilite puerile a laquelle avons adiouste la discipline et instruction

Page from La civilite puerile a laquelle avons adiouste la discipline et instruction
869495 Page from La civilitepuerile a laquelle avons adioustela discipline et instruction des enfans. Aussi La doctrine et enseignemens du pere de famille A la jeunesse by Desiderius Erasmus

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus, 15th / 16th Century Dutch scholar and theologian (chromolitho)

Desiderius Erasmus, 15th / 16th Century Dutch scholar and theologian (chromolitho)
668845 Desiderius Erasmus, 15th/16th Century Dutch scholar and theologian (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Desiderius Erasmus)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam (engraving)

Erasmus of Rotterdam (engraving)
663425 Erasmus of Rotterdam (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus of Rotterdam. Illustration from unidentified late 19th century history of England)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus and Sir Thomas More (engraving)

Erasmus and Sir Thomas More (engraving)
654419 Erasmus and Sir Thomas More (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus and Sir Thomas More)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus and the Humanists (litho)

Erasmus and the Humanists (litho)
2807903 Erasmus and the Humanists (litho) by Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874-1936); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus and the Humanists)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Title page from La civilite puerile a laquelle avons adiouste la discipline et

Title page from La civilite puerile a laquelle avons adiouste la discipline et
869494 Title page from La civilitepuerile a laquelle avons adioustela discipline et instruction des enfans. Aussi La doctrine et enseignemens du pere de famille A la jeunesse by Desiderius Erasmus

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus, medallion attributed to Quentin Massys (engraving)

Erasmus, medallion attributed to Quentin Massys (engraving)
672383 Erasmus, medallion attributed to Quentin Massys (engraving) by Massys or Matsys, Quentin (c.1466-1530); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus, medallion attributed to Quentin Massys)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus in his Study (engraving)

Erasmus in his Study (engraving)
724573 Erasmus in his Study (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus in his Study)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Important personalities of the Christian Reformation (chromolitho)

Important personalities of the Christian Reformation (chromolitho)
972388 Important personalities of the Christian Reformation (chromolitho) by Spanish School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Important personalities of the Christian Reformation)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus (engraving)

Erasmus (engraving)
1107673 Erasmus (engraving) by Holbein the Younger, Hans (1497/8-1543) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus. Illustration for The Illustrated London News)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Bronze statue of Erasmus at Rotterdam (engraving)

Bronze statue of Erasmus at Rotterdam (engraving)
666675 Bronze statue of Erasmus at Rotterdam (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bronze statue of Erasmus at Rotterdam)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait of Dutch Renaissance Humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus with ornamental frame (engraving)

Portrait of Dutch Renaissance Humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus with ornamental frame (engraving)
5216847 Portrait of Dutch Renaissance Humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus with ornamental frame (engraving) by Holbein the Younger

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Oxford, Christ Church Dining Hall, Oriel Window, Erasmus and Wolsey (b / w photo)

Oxford, Christ Church Dining Hall, Oriel Window, Erasmus and Wolsey (b / w photo)
5986756 Oxford, Christ Church Dining Hall, Oriel Window, Erasmus and Wolsey (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oxford, Christ Church Dining Hall)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus (colour litho)

Erasmus (colour litho)
969017 Erasmus (colour litho) by Steelink, Willem II (1856-1928); Private Collection; (add.info.: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch philosopher, theologian and writer

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus (engraving)

Desiderius Erasmus (engraving)
665487 Desiderius Erasmus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Desiderius Erasmus)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (engraving)

Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (engraving)
819969 Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (engraving) by Holbein the Younger, Hans (1497/8-1543) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam, c. 1538. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger

Erasmus of Rotterdam, c. 1538. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger
Erasmus of Rotterdam, c. 1538

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus, 1863. Creator: Felix Bracquemond

Erasmus, 1863. Creator: Felix Bracquemond
Erasmus, 1863

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Memory Copy of Holbein s, late 19th-early 20th century. Creator: Alphonse Legros

Memory Copy of Holbein s, late 19th-early 20th century. Creator: Alphonse Legros
Memory Copy of Holbeins Erasmus, late 19th-early 20th century

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam (copy). n. d. Creator: Unknown

Erasmus of Rotterdam (copy). n. d. Creator: Unknown
Erasmus of Rotterdam (copy).n.d. After Albrecht Durer

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam, ca. 1532. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger

Erasmus of Rotterdam, ca. 1532. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger
Erasmus of Rotterdam, ca. 1532

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus, (1466-1536), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Erasmus, (1466-1536), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Erasmus, (1466-1536), 1830. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466-1536) Dutch philosopher and Christian humanist considered ta great scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus Von Rotterdam, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Erasmus Von Rotterdam, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Erasmus Von Rotterdam, (1933). Portrait of Dutch humanist and scholar Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536). A believer in the superiority of religious practices in earlier times

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Palaeography historic writing examples 14th 15th 16th century

Palaeography historic writing examples 14th 15th 16th century
Title: Specimens from autograph letters &c. of the 14th 15th and 16th centuries. Pl. XVI. Scraps from letters by (for example)

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus, 1523, (1909). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Erasmus, 1523, (1909). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Erasmus, 1523, (1909). Desiderus Erasmus (1497-1543), Dutch humanist and scholar, was probably the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus, c1750

Desiderius Erasmus, c1750. The philosopher Erasmus in square cap and fur trimmed robes

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderus Erasmus (1497-1543), Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Desiderus Erasmus (1497-1543), Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Desiderus Erasmus (1497-1543), Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Erasmus was probably the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus (1469-1536), Dutch humanist and theologian, 16th century (1849)

Erasmus (1469-1536), Dutch humanist and theologian, 16th century (1849). A 19th century version of an original 16th century manuscript illustration found in the collection of the Cabinet des Estampes

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch author, scholar and humanist, (1893)

Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch author, scholar and humanist, (1893). Erasmus (1497-1543) was probably the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus, 1520, (1936). Artist: Albrecht Durer

Desiderius Erasmus, 1520, (1936). Artist: Albrecht Durer
Desiderius Erasmus, 1520, (1936). Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France. A print from Durer, Und Seine Zeit, by Wilhelm Waetzoldt, Grosse Phaidon Ausgabe, 1936

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526. Artist: Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526. Artist: Albrecht Durer
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526. Dutch scholar and humanist Desiderius Erasmus (1497-1543) was probably the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus, Renaissance humanist, (1833). Artist: E Scriven

Desiderius Erasmus, Renaissance humanist, (1833). Artist: E Scriven
Desiderius Erasmus, Renaissance humanist, (1833). Erasmus (1469-1536) was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, the first editor of the New Testament

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1523. Found in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel Art Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderus Erasmus, Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Desiderus Erasmus, Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Desiderus Erasmus, Dutch humanist and scholar, 1523. Erasmus (1497-1543) was probably the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderus Erasmus, 15th-16th century Dutch humanist and scholar, 19th century

Desiderus Erasmus, 15th-16th century Dutch humanist and scholar, 19th century. Erasmus (1465-1536) writing with a quill pen

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderus Erasmus using writing slope (1465-1536), Dutch humanist and scholar

Desiderus Erasmus using writing slope (1465-1536), Dutch humanist and scholar
Desiderus Erasmus (1465-1536) using writing slope, Dutch humanist and scholar. Engraving after Durer

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait Desiderius Erasmus humanist Desiderius Erasmus

Portrait Desiderius Erasmus humanist Desiderius Erasmus
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus, Portrait of the humanist Desiderius Erasmus. Half-length, sitting to the right, writing in a book, Desiderius Erasmus, Quinten Massijs (I) (copy after), after c

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait Desiderius Erasmus Desiderius Erasmus

Portrait Desiderius Erasmus Desiderius Erasmus
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus Desiderius Erasmus (title on object), Portrait to the left of Desiderius Erasmus in an oval

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Portrait Desiderius Erasmus left oval portrait rests

Portrait Desiderius Erasmus left oval portrait rests
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus, Portrait to the left of Desiderius Erasmus in an oval. The portrait rests on a plinth with an empty field in front of his name

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus church interior Title page

Desiderius Erasmus church interior Title page
Desiderius Erasmus in church interior Title page for: Magni Des. Erasmi Roterodami vita, Leiden 1642 Magni Des. Erasmi Roterodami vita (title on object), interior of church, Desiderius Erasmus

Background imageDesiderius Erasmus Collection: Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdam 1526 Albrecht Dürer

Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdam 1526 Albrecht Dürer
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526. Albrecht Durer (German, 1471-1528). Engraving



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Desiderius Erasmus, a prominent figure of the 15th and 16th centuries, was a Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist who made significant contributions to the intellectual and cultural landscape of his time. His influence on The New Learning movement is evident in this captivating artwork by Frank Cadogan Cowper from around 1910. The painting beautifully captures Erasmus's scholarly demeanor as he delves into books that symbolize knowledge and enlightenment. Another striking portrayal of Erasmus can be seen in Hans Holbein the Younger's portrait from 1523. This masterpiece showcases his thoughtful expression, reflecting his deep intellect and commitment to reform within the Catholic Church. Erasmus's correspondence with Nicholas Everaerts, depicted in an artistically rendered letter from December 24th, 1525, highlights his dedication to fostering intellectual discourse and exchanging ideas with fellow scholars. The painting "Erasmus and Quentin Matsys" by an unknown artist in 1908 portrays a meeting between Erasmus and Quentin Matsys, a renowned Flemish painter. This encounter likely sparked creative inspiration for both men as they engaged in lively discussions about art, philosophy, and theology. Albrecht Durer's visit to Antwerp in 1520 is captured beautifully in an oil painting from 1855. It depicts Erasmus amidst a bustling crowd during this historic event when two great minds converged to exchange ideas that would shape their respective fields. Throughout his life, Erasmus championed education for all ages. A page from "La civilite puerile, " which includes discipline instructions for children alongside educational content demonstrates his belief that learning should begin at an early age. This chromolithograph presents Desiderius Erasmus as a distinguished scholar whose works continue to inspire generations even today. His tireless efforts towards theological reforms have left an indelible mark on history. In engravings depicting him alongside Sir Thomas More or surrounded by fellow humanists, Erasmus's commitment to fostering intellectual communities is evident.