Jan Caspar Philips (1680/1700-1775)

[Frontispiece, etching and engraving] Poetry and History, published 1750.

Signed and dated on the bottom left: ‘J.C. Philips inv. et fecit 1749′ and further address of the publisher and year of publication: ’te Amsterdam by THEODORUS CRAJENSCHOT, Boekverkoper, 1750.’

Allegorical frontispiece to an unknown publication: the personification of poetry, dressed in a gown with stars and holding a lyre is pointing to a panel where are six representations related to the history of the Netherlands; in front of this panels is sitting History, winged, with an opened book on her lap. Two putti on the left hold a framed representation of fireworks. On the right background, through a window, a battlefield where are visible cannon balls being shot at a city.

Engraving on paper with some etching, trimmed to plate mark; total: 184 x 124; on the verso hand written note in brush brown ink, some dirt, folding traces, uneven cut margins, some very small tears along the external margins.

Incl. BTW  60,50

Excl. BTW  50,00

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