Schalcken, Godefried (Dordrecht 1643 – The Hague 1706). The Young Housekeeper. In the window putting a candle into the lantern. In the background three card-players. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Belvedere. / Schalken pt / W. French sc., otherwise in German-English as above. 6¾ × 4¾ in (17 × 12.1 cm).

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