This is one of a series of twelve plates showing village scenes after Hans Bol by Johannes and Lucas Van Doetecum (New Hollstein 221-232),
published by Hieronymus Cock in 1562 (dated on first plate of the series).

Reference: New Hollstein 224.1

Landscape with a church, a wildmill and some wagons. First state before number; after Hans Bol. 1562 Etching and engraving

Lettered in lower left corners: "HBOL"

Hans Bol ( 1534 - 1593)

hans bolFlemish printmaker, painter and etcher. Born in Mechelen, moved to Antwerp in 1572 and to the Nothern Netherlands in 1584 after religious persecutions. He died in Amsterdam. Renowned for his miniatures, Hans Bol learned his trade from two uncles, who were also painters. At age fourteen he was apprenticed to a painter of Waterschilderen , Waterschilderen, a specialty of artists in Mechelen, were used as wall decorations instead of expensive tapestries. According to Karel Van Mander, Bol's large watercolors were widely copied. He thus turned to making miniatures in bodycolor on parchment, which he promoted as independent cabinet paintings; these earned him a good income and an international clientele.

Despite the war with Spain and periods of religious unrest that caused frequent upheavals in his life, Bol remained one of the Netherlands' most prolific and successful landscapists. He painted some oil paintings, illuminated a breviary for a French duke, and made many drawings that were the basis for engravings.

His pupils included Joris Hoefnagel., Frans Boel and Jacob Savery.

Bol's works combined artifice and naturalism in formats ranging from extensive panoramas to intimate views of the Flemish countryside, usually including small figures enacting a biblical or mythological scene, an allegory, or a genre scene.

The print has a skillful repair of the bottom right corner.

Picture Size 22,50 cm x 32 cm
Specification Print
technic Etching
Artist Johannes and Lucas Doetecum
period 16th Century
School Flemish
subject Landscape
rating ***
Technique: Price in US$ 1.400.- In case of difference between prices in US$ and Euro the US$ price prevails.
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