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Goyen, Jan van (Leiden 1586 – The Hague 1656). The two Round Towers by the Canal. The one in front as overgrown ruin, both with corresponding buildings attached. Before five fishing boats, partly with occupied crew, two under sails. A property also on the opposite bank covered with trees. And in the air two chains of three birds each. Engraving/etching by Jan de Visscher (Amsterdam about 1636 – after 1692). Inscribed: I: van Goyen inventor. / I: de Visscher fecit. / 9. 4⅞ × 8 in (12.3 × 20.2 cm).

Jan van Goyen, The two Round Towers by the Canal

Wessely 67; Le Blanc 62. – Cf. Beck, van Goyen, Zeichnungen 445. – Plate 9 of the equal-sized 12-sheet “exquisitely fine suite” (Weigel 947, 1838) of canal + village landscapes “Regiunculae amoenissimae eleganter delineatae” worked in reverse after van Goyen (Nagler 62; Wurzbach 60, both Visscher), whose “bearing for Dutch landscape painting of the 17th century, his standing as artist … (are) that known they shall not be subject of this book” (Beck I, 1972, p. 11). And Visscher himself “supplied … highly valuable sheets, either working with just the needle or combined with the chisel” (Nagler 1850).

Three brown spots between left tower and sailboats before aside the impeccable duplicate of the Museum Boymans, whose small black disposal round stamp (Lugt 700a) feebly shines through in the lower white platemark. – Typographic watermark. – As remarkable for oldmaster prints with fine margin of 5 mm round about.

Offer no. 15,031 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 410.) + shipping


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