The Money Changer by Candlelight
Etching. 21.9 x 16.0 cm. Signed in the margin: "ABloemaert inventor / CJVisscher"; The number ‘9’ inscribed in the plate, lower right corner; Two lines of Dutch text below: "De giericheyt is arm en mimmermeer te vreden / Haer herte niet versaet voor sij is overleeden".
Watermark: Seven pointed Foolscap.
Literature: Hollstein Dutch 286; Roethlisberger 395 (copy 3, an unrecorded state); E. De Jongh and G. Luijten 1997, cat. no. 36, pp. 191-194.
A brilliant and luminous contemporary impression of this very rare print. Beautifully dark and good ink-printing, all printed sharply and with light plate tone. Wide margins all around, in a very good condition.
Price: USD 1,700 / Euro 1,450