Abraham Bloemaert after Jacob de Gheyn II, 1600's
Master etching on copper
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Jacob de Gheyn II
Abraham Bloemaert; 1566 - 27 January 1651, Dutch painter and printmaker in etching and engraving. Bloemaert was born in Gorinchem, the son of the architect Cornelis Bloemaert I, who moved his family to Utrecht in 1575He was one of the 'Haarlem Mannerists' from about 1585, but in the new century altered his style to fit new Baroque trends. He mostly painted history subjects and some landscapes.
Jacob de Gheyn II; 1565-1629, Born in Antwerp, Jacques de Gheyn II was a draughtsman, engraver and painter. Originally taught by his father, in 1585 he was apprenticed to Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem. From 1596 to 1602, De Gheyn lived in Leiden, where he worked with humanist Hugo de Groot (Grotius). In 1605, he moved to The Hague, where he remained the rest of his life.
A fine master etching which is bright and unfaded, with black ink lines, the image measuring approximately 31 cms. x 20 cms. (12 x 8 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on an early laid paper sheet measuring 35 cms. x 24 cms. (14 x 9½ ins.)
The original drawing by de Gheyn fom which the etching was made by Bloemaert can be seen at;
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image is good, the sheet has soiling with handling marks and an overall toning, condusive with age.