Dirk Eversen Lons
The Virgin with the Child Seated Under a Tree
Date: ca. 1612
Medium: Etching on laid paper
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