Opstanding van Christus = Resurrection of Christ Jan
Punt (Dutch; 1711–1779), engraver, after the drawing by Jacob de Wit (Dutch;
1695–1754) | after the painting by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish; 1577–1640)
Etching and engraving
From: De plafonds, of gallerystukken uit de kerk
der eerw. P. P. Jesuiten te Antwerpen(Amsterdam, 1751– )
Paintings of Saturn by German astronomer-artist Maria Clara Eimmart, a pioneering woman in science, from 1693–1698. Eimmart’s depictions are based on a 1659 engraving by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, the first to confirm that Saturn’s mysterious appendages, which had confounded astronomers since Galileo, were in fact ‘a thin flat ring, nowhere touching.’ What makes Eimmart’s painting unique is that it combines the observations of more than ten astronomers into a depiction of superior accuracy.
Drawing of one of his first balance springs, attached to a balance wheel, by Christiaan Huygens, published in his letter in the Journal des Sçavants of 25 February 1675. The application of the spiral balance spring for watches ushered in a new era of accuracy for portable timekeepers, similar to that which the pendulum had introduced for clocks.