(Schelte à Bolswert , Schelte Adamsz. Bolswart)
Bolsward, Frisia, 1586 – Antwerp 1659
“ (Bolswert) got his artistic craftsman’s education in Holland, which must have been excellent, in the workshop of his brother Boëtius B. … Besides Vorstermann and Pontius from the early ’20s B. belonged to the best engravers who worked for Rubens. B.’s engravings have to be reckoned among the
climax of reproduction prints
after contemp. masters of the 17th century .
The sheets, which reflect all the possibilities between markedly correct copy engraving … and redesign and alteration of the model, …
lay claim to autonomous recognition and were highly esteemed
(so e.g. the honorarium for B.’s engraving after Quellinus’ Entry of Archduke Leopold William amounted to 2,500 guilders). B.’s works distinguish themselves by their light-flooded graphic execution ”
(Traude Kannengießer in Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon XII , p. 414).
- Coastal Landscape with Thunderstorm
- Andreas van Ertvelt. Pictor Triremivm Navivmqve Maiorvm Antverpiae
“ Many years ago I bought from you the print/litho from Mourot ‘Sophia....’ We are still very happy with this acquisition. For my collection and family history/genealogy I am looking for some very special prints … ”
(Mijnheer P. van de W., May 19, 2012)