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Saturday 29 December 2018

Daniël Vrijdag’s engraving, “Portrait of Pastor Gellius de Bouma”, c1800, after Cornelis Visscher

Daniël Vrijdag (aka Daniel Vrydag) (1765–1822)

“Portrait of Pastor Gellius de Bouma (1579–1658)”, 1780–1822, after a detail of the engraving by Cornelis Visscher ll (1628/9–1658), “Gellius de Bouma Ecclesiastes Zutphaniensis out int 77 jaer er int 55 jaer van zyn bedieninghe”, c1656 (BM no. 1839,0413.275).

Engraving on buff coloured laid paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 36.6 x 30 cm; (plate) 19.9 x 19.9 cm
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (right) “D.Vrydag  f. naar C.Visscher”

Van Someren 716 (J.F. van Someren 1888–91, “Beschrijvende catalogus van gegraveerde portretten van Nederlanders: vervolg op Frederik Mullers catalogus van 7000 portretten van Nederlanders”, Amsterdam, p. 150, 716).; Hollstein Dutch 141 (copy in reverse).

See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: crisp, near faultless impression on buff coloured laid paper with wide margins in excellent condition apart from small tears to the right edge of the margin (i.e. there are no holes, abrasions, stains or foxing).

I am selling this superb engraving exemplifying the patience and technical skill of late 18th century engravers, for AU$172 in total (currently US$121.20/EUR105.88/GBP95.43 at the time of posting 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 masterwork of engraving, 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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