The Dutch Merchant.
Printed for John Bowles and Son, at No. 13 _____ in Cornhill
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Thread margins.
Engraving of Gerrit Dou's 'Herring Seller and Boy', c.1670-5 (New York, Leiden Collection). Dou (1613-75) was the most famous of the Leiden 'fine' painters (Leidse Fijnschilders), specialising in small, meticulously observed paintings. In particular he popularised the 'niche' format, incoporating window- and doorframes as framing devices in many of his works, as here.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36207] £220.00