Jan van de Velde II (c1593–1641)
“Landscape with a Round Tower” (aka “Landschap met een ronde toren”), 1616, from the series, “Amenissimae aliquot requculae” (Some of the most beautiful memories).
Etching on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.9 x 19.1 cm; (image borderline) 12.3 x 19 cm.
Numbered in plate: (beside column capital at lower-right) “3”.
State ii (of iii [Hollstein]) before the addition of the number, “4”, at upper-right corner.
Hollstein Dutch 270 (Ger Luijten & Christiaan Schuckman [comp.] 1989, “Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts c.1450–1700: Jan van de Velde II to Dirk Vellert”, vol. 33, Roosendaal, Koninklijke Van Poll, p. 87, cat. no. 270); Franken & van der Kellen 309 (Daniel Franken & Johan Philip van der Kellen 1883, “L'oeuvre gravé de Jan van de Velde II”, Amsterdam, p. 122, cat. no. 309).
The Rijksmuseum offers the following description and insights about this print: (transl.) “Figures at a round tower in a river landscape. Third print of part four of a series of a total of sixty prints with landscapes, divided into five parts of twelve prints each. […] Originally, the first states of the prints formed a series consisting of two volumes of 26 prints each. The later states formed a series of five volumes of twelve prints each.” (http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.333561).
See also the description of this print offered by The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.artic.edu/artworks/75211/landscape-with-a-round-tower; https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/398949.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, trimmed around the image borderline with a thread margin and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. There are several small stains and a mark (possibly a closed tear?) left-of-centre, otherwise the sheet is in a good condition for its considerable age.
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