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Tuesday 8 August 2023

Jan van de Velde II’s etching with engraving, “Tobias and the Angel”, c.1630, after Moyses van Uyttenbroeck

Jan van de Velde II (c.1593–1641)

“Tobias and the Angel” (aka “Tobias with the Fish Continues his Journey with Raphael”), c.1630 (1620–1641), plate 3 from the series of four plates, “The Story of Tobias”, after Moyses van Uyttenbroeck (aka Moyses van Wtenbrouck; Moses van Uyttenbroeck) (c.1595–c.1647) (see Uyttenbroeck’s etching with engraving:, initially published by Jan van de Velde II. This impression was published in Amsterdam by Claes Jansz. Visscher (aka Piscator) (1587–1652).

Etching with engraving on laid paper, trimmed around the image borderline and text, backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 16.5 x 20.8 cm; (image borderline) 15.1 x 20.8 cm.

Lettered and numbered below the image borderline: “Attonitus fugit … ignibus. assat.// [3]”

State ii (of ii) with the addition of the plate number at lower-right corner.

Hollstein 9 (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. 11, cat. no. 9); Franken & Van der Kellen 47 (Daniel Franken & Johan Philip van der Kellen 1883, “L'oeuvre gravé de Jan van de Velde II”, Amsterdam, p. 45, cat. no. 47).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 3: Tobias and the angel; walking along a river at centre r; at centre a small dog to left barking at a flock of geese; from a series of four etchings of the story of Tobias after Moses van Uyttenbroeck. Etching and engraving” (

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “Tobias and the angel Raphael continue their journey; Tobias carries the fish he has caught. Third print from a series of four about the biblical story of Tobias” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, trimmed around the image borderline and lines of text, laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. There is a replenished loss on the borderline at upper centre and minor stains, otherwise the sheet is in a good condition for its considerable age.

I am selling this poetically beautiful etching (with engraving) by one of the most celebrated Dutch artists of the early 1600s, for AU$431 (currently US$288.08/EUR260.66/GBP229.45 at the time of posting this print) 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 superb etching executed during the Dutch Golden Age, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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