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Pietas.
Pietas.
[Abraham Blooteling (?)].
[n.d. c.1700.]
Mezzotint. Plate 102 x 75mm (4 x 3"). Trimmed to plate.
Allegorical head and shoulders of a woman, wearing a veil. This is a copy in reverse of Blooteling's mezzotint titled 'Pietas' after Lairesse.
[Ref: 30879]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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De Heere Michiel Adriansz Ruyter, Ridder,
De Heere Michiel Adriansz Ruyter, Ridder, Lt. Admirael over de Provintie van Hollandt ende Westvrieslandt.
A: Blooteligh fecit aqua forti et Exc. [c.1680]
Engraving, 17th century watermark; sheet 270 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Trimmed; tipped into backing sheet.
Michiel de Ruyter (16071676), one of the greatest Dutch admirals. De Ruyter is most famous for his brilliant victories in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars with England, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. Engraved by Abraham Blooteling (1640-90), Dutch printmaker who spent time in London (c.1672-8) where he created some of the early masterpieces in the new printmaking technique of mezzotint, before returning to his native Amsterdam.
For the Raid on the Medway see ref. 18857.
[Ref: 43010]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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