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The Virgin with the Child Seated Under a Tree

Lons, Dirk Eversen (1590-after 1631) after Bloemaert, Abraham (1566-1651)

Etching on laid paper

ca. 1612

Dirk Eversen Lons (1590-after 1631)  The Virgin with the Child Seated Under a Tree, ca. 1612

Dirk Eversen Lons (1590-after 1631)

The Virgin with the Child Seated Under a Tree, ca. 1612

Etching on laid paper

20.30h x 14.80w cm

Description

Dimensions:          203 x 148 mm.        8 x 5 7/8 in.  

References:            Hollstein 1, first state of two, before the address (as Lons); New Hollstein 472 (as A. Bloemaert); Roethlisberger 211

Signature:              Signed in the plate “A. Bloemaert in.” lower left; signed in the plate “Lons fe. eg. ex.” bottom center

Watermark:           Pot with the letter “M”, similar to Briquet 1278 (Delft 1573)

Provenance:           Boymans Musem duplicate, Lugt 700a;

                              Private collection, New York; 1975 to

                              David Tunick, Inc.

Impression:           Very fine with good contrast

Condition:             Excellent, cut at plate mark; an extremely small loss at the lower right corner, does not affect the image or text at all