Etching on hand laid (vergé) paper.
Sheet size: 11,1 x 10 cm. (4,4 x 3,9 inch). Image size: 10,4 x 9,2 cm. (4,1 x 3,6 inch).
From a series which can be dated 1668-1707 according to Rijksmuseum. These views also have been depicted in mirror image as the seasons Spring and Winter by Jan van Ameloveen after Saftleven (ref: H.13 and H.16).
Made by ‘Ascribed to Anthonie de Winter’ after ‘Herman Saftleven II’. Anthonie de Winter (1652-1707) was a ornamental etcher / engraver He originated from Utrecht and worked in Amsterdam. Herman Saftleven II (1609-1685) was a Dutch painter, engraver and draughtsman from Rotterdam, active in Utrecht from 1632. He was a pupil of Jan van Goyen and the son of the painter Herman Saftleven I.
Condition: Very good, given age. Loosely attached to carrier. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.