Antique Portrait Print-WILLEM BUYS-TEGENWOORDIGE STAAT-TIRION-Houbraken-1773

Price: € 22,50

Subject: Decorative engraved portrait of "Mr. Willem Buys, Pensionaris van Amsterdam, Plenipotentiaris op de Utrechtse Vredehandeling enz." (1661-1749, Governor of the Society of Suriname and Colony of Berbice). Within an oval border.
Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped near plate marks at left margin. A crease from the right margin a little into the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 12.3 x 19.1 cm. The image size is ca. 10.8 x 17.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 4.8 x 7.5 inch. The image size is ca. 4.3 x 6.8 inch.
Part Number: 26403
Location: C161-31
Description: A portrait from Wagenaar's "Tegenwoordige Staat der Nederlanden" (Amsterdam, Isaac Tirion, ca. 1740-1790).

Artists and Engravers: Artist: A. Schouman after a painting (1693) by Caspar Netscher. Engraver: Jacob Houbraken (Dordrecht 1698 - Amsterdam 1780). Houbraken was a Dutch artist, engraver and art collector. Jacob spend most his time designing and engraving portraits, such as the one offered here. His father (Arnold Houbraken 1660-1719) before him was also a celebrated artist/engraver.