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Thursday 2 May 2024

Frederik Bloemaert, “Farmer's Wife with Two Peacocks, a Parrot and a Rabbit”, c.1645

Frederik Bloemaert (c.1616–1690) or an unidentified engraver from the circle of Frederik Bloemaert

“Farmer's Wife with Two Peacocks, a Parrot and a Rabbit” (MSK title), c.1645, from the second “Animal Series” (aka “Pastorals”) in reverse direction to the engraving, “Peacocks” (Roethlisberger title [cat. no. 147]), 1611, engraved by Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (aka Boëtius Adamsz Bolswerd) (1580–1633) (see, after the design by Frederik’s father, Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651).

Engraving on fine laid paper with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 13 x 15.6 cm; (platemark) 11.9 x 14.3 cm; (image borderline) 10.7 x 14 cm.

The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent offers a description of Frederik Bloemaert’s engraving (see and Marcel G. Roethlisberger (1993) in “Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons: Paintings and Prints”, vol. 1 (Davaco, Doornspuk) offers an account of Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert’s series that was later followed by Frederik Bloemaert’s series; see pp. 166–171.

Condition a well-printed slightly silvery impression in a very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins.

I am selling this very beautiful engraving for AU $306 in total (currently/approximately US $200.07/EUR 186.64/ GBP 159.63 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries. Note that payment is in Australian dollars (AU $306) as this is my currency.

If you are interested in acquiring this marvellous image of country life where the “farmer’s wife” is raising her hands to hold a peacock—an act that suggests that the woman has developed a caring/trusting bond with the farm animals—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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