[Satire on a painter]Magnus Pictor Inops. Noem my geen Rafael [...] hier af ontslaan. Lud: Smids M.D.
P. Schenck exc: cum Privil: Amstel [n.d., c.1695]
Mezzotint, platemark 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Faint stain bottom centre, slight damage to platemark at bottom. Collector's stamp verso.
A painter sits before an easel, with woman (inking a plate) and children beside him. Four lines of text in Dutch below, attributed to Ludolph Smids (1649-1720), Dutch doctor, classical scholar and collector of antiquities Mezzotint by the Dutch printmaker and publisher Pieter Schenck (1660-1718/9), who engraved this same scene, the same size, in reverse, but with the Smids quotation replaced by one from Juvenal's satires (Hollstein 434).
Not in Hollstein; Lugt 267 Supplement; for a portrait of Smids see ref. 26064
[Ref: 23135] £260.00