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Antique Print-WILLIAM III OF ORANGE-Lely-Valck-1680
- Antique print, titled: 'Guilelmus Henricus D.G. princeps Auriacus.' - Portrait of William III of Orange. Mezzotint engraving on laid paper. Description: Nice, early impression. Ref: Hollstein 65.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Gerard Valck' after 'Sir Peter Lely'. Gerard Valck / Gerardus Valk (1652-1726) was an engraver and a printseller in Amsterdam. He was specialized in cartography and globes. His Celestial and Earth globes were innovative, based on the latest scientific information with less text and images, while his competitors sticked with the Blaeu designs based on Tycho Brahe. As such the Valck/Schenk firm gained an absolute monopoly in globe-making and selling that were sold throughout the 18th c. Sir Peter Lely(1618-1680) was a painter ofDutchorigin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: PCO-C2-12 The overall size is ca. 5.6 x 7.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.6 x 7.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 14.2 x 19.8 cm. The image size is ca. 14.2 x 19.8 cm.
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