CLAES JANSZ VISSCHER - HYMENAEUS, GOD OF MARRIAGE - 1600

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    HYMENAEUS, GOD OF MARRIAGE

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    Material: Ancient engraving from the early 17th century. Mythology. Hymen - Claes Jansz Visscher.

    Publication: Around 1600. After Hendrik Goltzius. Inscription at the bottom: "HG Inventor. CI Visscher Excu

    Technique: 1 print. Chalcographic engraving.

    Dimensions: 32 x 25 cm [image], 68.5 x 52.5 cm [passepartout].

    Description: The god Hymenaeus in an oval frame holds a torch in his left hand.

    References: Hollstein, Vol. VIII, p. 138.

    Conservation: Very good impression and good state of preservation. Margins short at the edge of the engraving's image.

    Provenance: Engraving from the art collection of Gaspar de Haro y Guzmán, 7th Marquis of Carpio and Eliche (1629-1687), Spanish nobleman, diplomat, and politician. He was the son of fellow collector Luis de Haro, from whom he inherited a large repertoire of paintings, which he progressively expanded with works of great quality.

    Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652): Engraver and publisher from Amsterdam, founder of the Visscher family publishing company. He was also known as "Piscator." Upon his death, his son Nicolaes Visscher I continued his father's business.

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    G1277

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    Product type
    Print
    Author
    VISSCHER, Claes Jansz.
    Year
    1600
    Condition
    Good condition
    Artistic technique
    Engraving