Claes Jansz Visscher (1586/87-1652)

[Antique print, etching] The Castle of Loevesteyn/Het slot Loevestein, published ca. 1619.

View of the Loevestein castle.

On 18 May 1619, Rombout Hogerbeets and Hugo de Groot were sentenced to life imprisonment at the castle.

On the left, the arrival of the prisoners here accompanied by soldiers. In the distance are the cities of Woudrichem and Gorinchem. At the bottom two portraits of the convicted and a second view of Loevestein with a short description of the event, in eight lines of Dutch text.

Signed at bottom center: ‘C.I. Visscher fecit et excu:’

Etching on paper, trimmed to plate, pasted down on light cardboard, possibly for conservation purposes: a restored tear is visible on the top part of the print; total: 226 x 298 mm; state I/2; some light brown stains, though nicely contrasted image. Hollstein 33, Simon 238, Nagler 34, Le Blanc 24, Wurzbach 21, Muller 1435, Van Stolk 1438.

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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