Is  it  really  necessary

to  have  3  Guesses – Who  is  it ?

Hoogstraten, Samuel van (1627 Dordrecht 1678). Curiosity. Well, who anyway, these days. Here thus with searching-serious look, glossed over by fur cap, looking through the open wing of a lead glass window

having  in  view

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Curiosity

each  single  transparent  citizen

of the fiscal community and the community of states. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: SH (ligated) 1653 in the picture itself / Belvedere / S. van Hoogstraten pinxt. / W. French sc. / Druck u. Verlag v. A. H. Payne, Leipzig u. Dresden, otherwise in German-English as above. 7⅜ × 5⅛ in (18.8 × 12.9 cm). – Still with the full platemark (11¾ × 8⅜ in (30 × 21.3 cm]) as only rarely with steel engravings.

Offer no. 15,295 / EUR  68. (c. US$ 82.) + shipping

„ … zugleich bedanke ich mich für alles, was Sie im alten Jahr für mich getan haben. Mit vielen Grüßen Ihr … “

(Herr W. W., 20. Dezember 2008)