Interior of the workshop of a book printer


Title: Interior of the workshop of a book printer
Description: €423.50 Incl. BTW ( €350.00 Excl. BTW )
Velde, Jan van de II (c.1593-1641) after Saenredam, Jansz. Pieter (1597-1665)
The book printer's workshop
Interior of the workshop of a book printer. In the background a man seated, shoulders towards the viewer, is working at the boxes containing the types; in the middle of the composition the press and in the foreground the master piling the printed sheets on a table. Inscribed above: 'Bockdruckeye te Haarlem gevonden ontrent het Jaer 1440'; and on the bottom: 'Ovat is de Druckery een konst... snoert den mond.' Signed on the bottom: 'P. Zanredam jnuent. / J. v. Velde Sculpsit.'; used as illustration in Samuel Ampzing's: 'Beschryvinge ende lof der stad Haerlem in Holland [...]' published by Adriaen Roman in Haarlem in 1628.
Etching on paper with some margin; plate mark: 158 x 119 mm; total: 182 x 1425 mm; only state; slightly cooked paper, soiled due to handling on the bottom right corner; Hollstein 424; Franken 484
Art. nr: 61263
  • Number: 1873078 (61263)
  • Dealer: Antiquariaat van der Steur Den Haag

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