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Antique Print-JAN BAPTISTA SLICHER-MAYOR AMSTERDAM-Wandelaar-Houbraken-1763
- Antique print, titled: 'Jan Baptista Slicher.' - This print shows a portrait of Jan Baptista Slicher, mayor of Amsterdam. Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Isaak Tirion.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jacobus Houbraken' after 'Jan Wandelaar'. Jacobus Houbraken: (Dordrecht 1698-1780). Engraver, etcher and collector, son of Arnold Houbraken. Houbraken learnt how to engrave from his father and began by copying prints by Cornelis Cort, Jonas Suyderhoef and Cornelis Visscher. Jacobus His father, Arnold Houbraken (1660-1719) was a well respected engraver in his own right. The younger Houbraken quickly evolved a technique which shared some affinity with the portrait engravings of the great seventeenth century French school, most notably those of Nanteuil, Drevet and Edelinck. Houbraken's name is most closely linked to the massive project entitled, 'Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain.', published in parts in London from 1743 to 1752. Working with the historian and artist, George Vertue, Houbraken engraved most of the important representations of Britain's most noted men from the past. Houbraken's greatest portraits, however, were his engravings based upon capturing the likenesses of his contemporaries. Here we see his precise and subtle use of the engraved line to its best advantage. These skills amazed most of Houbraken's fellow artists. A generation later, the famous Italian engraver, Raphael Morghen, remarked, No engraver has ever equaled, and probably will not equal, the Dutchman Jacobus Houbraken, in the manner of imitating the flesh and the hair by means of the engraver. Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759) was a Dutch painter, engraver and etcher, born in Amsterdam. Wandelaar was a pupil of Folkema, van der Gouwen and De Lairesse. In turn he would teach Lyonet and Delfos. His anatomical engravings (for Ruysch' Opera and Albinus Tabulae) are the main base for his renown and highly esteemed. He died in Leyden. Condition: Good, given age. Some stains in print and margin. Small tear in upper margin, reinforced using contemporary paper. Crease in lower left. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A285-31 The overall size is ca. 10.4 x 14.4 inch. The image size is ca. 8.9 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 26.5 x 36.6 cm. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 33 cm.
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