Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) - The four ages (Gold,silver, copper, iron) - from 'Hieroglyphica'

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) - The four ages (Gold,silver, copper, iron) - from 'Hieroglyphica'
Etching - Not signed - Ca. 1680

With full plate border and margins on laid paper.
Strong impression, good condition.

This is an etching by Romeyn de Hooghe published in 'Hieroglyphica of merkbeelden der oude volkeren' (Amsterdam: Joris van der Woude, 1735).
It is a good example of his genius etching technique.

Indexed in the plate by letters:
A. Golden age
B. Silve rage
C. Copper age
D. Iron age

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645 - 1708)
Painter, sculptor, medal maker, goldsmith, etcher, and publisher. Born in Amsterdam, a nephew of the painter Pieter de Hoogh. In 1668 in Paris, from 1687 in Haarlem. Opened drawing school in 1688. Propagandist for William of Orange. He was a important renewer of pictural art revolting against the dull French style of his period.

Lot details
Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)
Title of artwork
The four ages (Gold,silver, copper, iron) - from 'Hieroglyphica'
Ca. 1680
Not signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
175×133 mm
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