pencil drawing on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 29 cm. (8,3 x 11,4 inch). Image size: 11,5 x 18 cm. (4,5 x 7,1 inch).
This attractive print was drawn around 1825. Original signature on cardboard carrier behind matting.
Made by ‘Abraham Krayestein’ after own design. Abraham Krayestein, (Kraaye(n)steijn) (1793-1855). Painter. Pupil of Jurriaan Andriessen in Amsterdam. Painted wallpapers, landscapes and cityscapes; since 1817 teacher at the Drawing Academy in Middelburg, of which he was director from 1830 to 1838. Afterwards he became a hotel keeper in Rozendaal near Arnhem and practiced the art as an amateur. He was above all a good draftsman, who has been mistakenly forgotten. Barend Cornelis Koekkoek was one of his students.
Condition: Good, given age. Attached on cardboard in 3 corners. Brownish discoloration of the edges of the paper. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: MAN DIGGING-SPADE-TRADITIONAL CLOTHES-FARMER-ZEELAND-MIDDELBURG-BAREND KOEKOEK