Lodewyck de Deyster - Hagar going into the desert

Description
Lodewyck de Deyster - Hagar going into the desert
Etching - Not signed - 1635-1670

Excellent condition with no folds, stains or other flaws. Rare impression print on very thin oil like paper. A rare work, only 16 etchings known by this painter engraver!

A loosely clad female, in a woodland setting, pauses as she is about to cross a small brook.

Same print is in the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Lodewyk de Deyster (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Flemish; 1656 - 1711)
Painter, etcher and mezzotinter born in Bruges; pupil of Jan I Maes; 1682-1688 travelled to Italy with Anthonie van den Eeckhout; 1688 returned to Bruges and Master in the Guild; 1692 married Dorothea van den Eeckhout; father of Anna Louise de Deyster; also dealer in fabrics; made musical instruments with his daughter; 1711 died in Bruges. Lots of paintings lost. 16 etchings with old testament themes; one known mezzotint.

Lot details
Artist
Lodewyck de Deyster
Title of artwork
Hagar going into the desert
Year
1635-1670
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
130×170 mm
Total dimensions
210×310×1 mm
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