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Saturday 9 October 2021

Jan Gerritsz Swelinck’s double-sided emblem engravings, “Plate XLIL” & “Plate XLIL”, 1627–59, after Adriaen van der Venne

Jan Gerritsz Swelinck (1601–c1649) (or from the circle of), after the designs by

Adriaen van der Venne (1589–1662)

Double sided engravings illustrating proverbs by Jacob Cats (1577–1660) (known with respect and affection as “Father Cats”), from the 1659 edition of “Alle de Wercken van den heere Jacob Cats …” (Complete Works of Jacob Cats), pages 140–150:

(Recto) “Plate XLIL: Haest is geen Spoet, Veerdigh Ryck niet goet” (Hurry is not important, quickly rich not good—if one grafts a fully mature plant onto an immature plant to speed up the growing process the result is unlikely to be successful), 1627–59;

(Verso) “Plate XLIII: Cupidinis Loculi Porro Vincti” (Cupid's Chests Now Bound—Cupid adds a log to a fire so that the warmth will open nut cases in the same way that love will open cold hearts), 1627–59. offers and online view of these engravings in their context in the 1712 edition:

Double sided (recto and verso) engravings on laid paper trimmed with small margins and a letterpress printed plate number above each image.

Size: (sheet) 14.3 x 13.9 cm; (recto plate) 12.6 x 12.5 cm; (recto image borderline) 12.2 x 12 cm.

Condition: near faultless impressions in pristine condition.

I am selling these intriguing double-sided engravings of remarkable quality for the total cost of AU$174 (currently US$127.19/EUR109.96/GBP93.39 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 these double-sided engravings of the highest quality, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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