Johannes or Jan Luyken;' Ghent'
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Johannes or Jan Luyken;' Ghent'

'Siege of Ghent by the French, 1678'

Museum quality master etching

Product Code: 25122013FINE 3AA-2
£155.00
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'Siege of Ghent by the French, 1678'

Beleg van Gent door de Fransen, 1678, La Ville de Gand   Jan Luyken, 1680

engraved

by

Jan Luyken

Belegering van de stad Gent door het Franse leger onder koning Lodewijk XIV. De stad werd op 9 maart 1678 ingenomen. Op de voorgrond Franse officieren te paard, in de verte Gent

Siege of the city of Ghent by the French army under king Louis XIV. The city was on March 9, 1678 welcome. In the foreground French officers on horseback, in the distance, Gent.

Johannes or Jan Luyken; April 16, 1649 - April 5, 1712, Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver, was a very important etcher in the period after Rembrandt. His artistry is distinguished by its clarity and detail.

A fine museum quality engraving which is bright and unfaded with black ink lines and detail, the image measuring approximately 15 cms. x 11 cms. (6  x 4¼ ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression on an early laid paper sheet, size 17 cms. x 13 cms. (7 x 5 ins.) with makers watermark.

Signed; Jan Luyken invenit et fecit in the lower margin.

as held by;
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/RP-P-1896-A-19368-76

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image is fair. The sheet has edge wear, handling marks and soiling condusive with age.

Cat: Fine 3AA-3