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Monday, 14 October 2019

Jan Luyken's etching, “Oproer tot Lions, in't Jaar 1621”, 1696


Jan Luyken  (aka Jan Luiken) (1649–1712)

“Oproer tot Lions, in't Jaar 1621” (aka “Huguenot Revolt in Lyon, 1621”), 1696, illustration (Fol. 248) to the second volume of Elie Benoist’s four-volume account, “Historie der Gereformeerde Kerken van Vrankrijk” (History of the Reformed Churches of France), published in 1696 by Jan Claesz ten Hoorn (fl. 1671–1715) in Amsterdam.

Etching on laid paper with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 30 x 38.4 cm; (plate) 29.2 x 37.3 cm; (image borderline) 28 x 36.4 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper centre) “Oproer tot Lions, in't Jaar 1621.”
Lettered on plate above the image borderline: (upper right corner) “Tweede Deel Fol. 248.”
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (lower right corner) “Jan. Luiken, In. et fec”.

Van Eeghen 1536 (P van Eeghen & Johan Philip van de Kellen 1905, “Het werk van Jan en Casper Luyken”, vol. 1, pp. 293–94, cat. no. 1536).

See the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.143984

Condition: richly inked strong (near faultless) impression with a small margin (approx. 5mm) around the platemark with infilled loss in the margin of the upper right corner and a closed tear on the left flattened vertical gatefold—note that there are two publication gatefolds with the second flattened fold on the right of centre. The sheet is laid onto a support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this large etching showing rioting crowds in Lyon with Calvinist Protestants (Huguenots) attacking Catholics and burning their household goods in a street fire (my apologies if my historical description is flawed), for the total cost of AU$230 (currently US$155.63/EUR141.05/GBP123.71 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this highly detailed depiction of rioting in the city of Lyon in the 17th century, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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