Jacob Houbraken (1698-1780) after Aert Schouman (1710-1792), and Pieter Gerard van Balen (fl. 1747-1779)

[Antique print, frontispiece, engraving] GEDICHTEN VAN J. SPEX, published 1755.

Portrait of Jacob Spex (1704-1775) in an oval medallion held by a muse crowned with laurel.

The muse is also holding a sheet of paper on which is reported the title of the collection for which this frontispiece was made, and a lyre. On the right of the potrait more instruments such as a panpipe and another wind instrument. On the background to the right a curtain.

Signed on the bottom: ‘A. Schouman del. / P.G. van Balen exc. / J. Houbraken sculps’.

On the verso collector’s marks: Gemeente Museum of The Hague (L. 1096) and another unidentified mark.

Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark 185 x 121 mm, total: 225 x 158 mm; light foxing throughout the paper and traces of previous mounting on the verso.

Incl. BTW  48,40

Excl. BTW  40,00

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