Fokke, Simon (1712-1784)

[Antique print, etching] Kenau Simons Hasselaer (portrait of), ca 1700-1750.

Half length portrait of Kenau Hasselaer, holding a spear in her left hand. On the left of the picture a head is resting on a table. According to the legend, Hasselaer played a crucial role in the liberation of the city of Haarlem from the Spanish siege in 1573. Here, the woman is represented as a Judith with the head of Holofernes. After another engraving, possibly from the first half of the seventeenth century. Four lines of text below: ‘omine foeliciduy kennau hollandica iudita. / aarlemo eycurrens saeuuos sic pulsat iberos. / siet aier een vrou genaemt kennau vroom als een man / die taldertirt vroomelic bestrit den spensen tijran.’; signed at center: ‘S. Fokke f.’. Before the address of the publisher.

Etching on paper, with margins; plate mark: 178 x 112 mm; total: 198 x 132 mm; yellowing paper; tiny hole on the top margin; some smudges, traces of previous mounting on verso. Van Som 2289.

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