View on the men about to repair the broken dike on the River Lek by Vianen, soon after its rupture the 10th January 1624; the workers are dragging and carrying bundles of twigs to shore up the defence structure.
Lettered A-F within composition indication different locations. Lettered within image, in lower part: “Esÿas vanden Velde fecit”. Lettered in Dutch in lower margin, with an account of the depicted event and with a key explaining letters A-F from within composition. Lettered in lower right: “Nicolaus Vißcher excu.”. Rare.
Eching on paper, with some retouchings in burin, pasted on thick laid paper; total: 278 x 382 mm; state V/5; published by Nicolaus Visscher; some tiny rust stains in the sky, otherwise in very good condition; Hollstein 3, Keyes E3, Bu 4, Wurzbach 2, Muller Hist 1503, Le Blanc 2, Nagler 5, De Groot 68, Freedberg 24
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