Seven prints, plates 10-16, from the series "Otia delectant" (i.e. nice to do nothing) which comprised 16 plates. Engraved by Cornelis Bloemaert.
Each is printed with a large margin around the plate-mark, has an inscription, and and is numbered in bottom-right corner. The prints are bound together by thread, passing through near the left-hand edge of each page.
Each print has a 2-line latin inscription
References to Rijksmuseum's Object numbers:
Plate 10 RP-P-BI-1395 Man lying on his stomach, looking at an angel.
Plate 11 RP-P-BI-1396 Five men are drinking and one is vomiting
Plate 12 RP-P-BI-1397 One woman holding a baby, another has a basket on her lap, with a boy
Plate 13 RP-P-BI-1398 A traveler sleeping against a stone, and another with a dog
Plate 14 RP-P-BI-1399 Shepherd sleeping, with two armed soldiers
Plate 15 RP-P-BI-1400 Man & woman sleeping with dog
Plate 16 RP-P-BI-1401 Two farmers and a child resting.
Plate-sizes: Width 15.2- 15.7cm Height 10.9-11.cm
Paper-size: Width: 27cm Height: 19.7cm
On laid paper. Two pages with large watermarks.
Condition: Minor creases. Foxing/stains. Age-related paper colouring. (see photos)
Cornelis Bloemaert II (1603-1692) Engraver. Son of Abraham Bloemart. Pupil of Crispin de Passe. Worked in Paris c.1630, and moved to Rome by 1633.
Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651) Dutch painter, draughtsman &etcher/engraver.
- Cornelis Bloemaert (1603-c.1684), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566 - 1651)
- Title of artwork
- 7 Prints from Otia delectant (nice to do nothing) series
- after c.1625
- Not signed
- See description
- Sold with frame