Jacob de Gheyn II ( 1565 - 1629 ) - The Virtues / Charitas

Description
Jacob de Gheyn II ( 1565 - 1629 ) - The Virtues / Charitas
Ets - Ongesigneerd - 1593

A good impression on laid paper.

Charity, three-quarter length, holding two babies and a child sheltering under her dress; round plate; trimmed on plate border and tipped with four points to a blank sheet. A few faded water stains.
Lettered above in open capitals with the title. Numbered at right "3."
Engraving from a series of seven plates (New Hollstein 107-113)

Jacques de Gheyn II (Workshop of)
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 109 (The De Gheyn family)

The circular form works very well with this nice late renaissance print. De Gheyn of course knew the format from his education as a glass painter.

Jacques de Gheyn II (publisher/printer; painter/draughtsman; Dutch; ; 1565 - 1629)
Draughtsman, engraver and publisher; born in Antwerp, his father being a glass-painter and print dealer. Trained with Goltzius in Haarlem 1585-90; then settled in Amsterdam; in 1592 de Gheyn began to publish prints himself, some after his own designs but still many after van Mander; like Goltzius, he gave up printmaking and publishing to paint in 1600. Master of Zacharias Dolendo.

Bibliography
New Hollstein (compiled by Filedt Kok and Leesberg) (prints, 473 nos)
I.Q. Van Regteren Altena, 'Jacques de Gheyn: three generations', The Hague-Boston-London, 1983 (drawings).
A.W.F.M. Meij, 'Jacques de Gheyn II als tekenaar', exh.cat. Rotterdam-Washington, 1985-1986.

Lot details
Artist
Jacob de Gheyn II ( 1565 - 1629 )
Title of artwork
The Virtues / Charitas
Year
1593
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
No
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