JAN VAN DE VELDE II
1593 Delft – 1641 Enkhuizen
"Spring", from a series of the “Four Seasons”, 1617
Etching and engraving. 26.7 x 35.7 cm.
Signed in the plate: I.V.Velde Fecit
With no. “1” and the name of the publisher Cl. Jansz. Visscher. Four lines of Latin text and the date 1617; A dedication to Hendrick Hondius by Visscher.
Provenance: J. E. Wetterauer (Stuttgart, 1946), his stamp on verso (Lugt 3870)
Literature: Franken-v.d. Kellern 146, Hollstein 30 III (VI)
Excellent impression on 17th century paper, small margins around the platemark, and otherwise in very good condition. View of a village with a church along a canal with a towboat (‘trekschuit’). The signs of the Zodiac for the period of Spring are in the sky. An impression of this quality is hard to find.
USD 3,900 / EURO 3,400