Original antique print, titled: ‘Het Verliefde Bregtje l Amoureuse Brigide’. (Girl in love.) It shows: a Amsterdam street scene where a father tries to shield his daughter’s eyes from her lover. It is accompanied by a short satirical poem in Dutch and French: ‘Rene, first you give life to your daughter, and now that she is in love, you want to forbid her marriage? Cover her eyes all you want – the heart is above your power to blind. A fire raging is difficult to extinguish!’.
Made by Pieter Tanje after Cornelis Troost.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 35 x 45 cm (13.78 x 17.72 inch). Image size: 26.5 x 37 cm. (10.43 x 14.57 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. A few dark spots, mainly in the margins but also in the caption below the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
GIRL IN LOVE-MARRIAGE-FATHER-SHIELD | DP-B1-43
This master print was originally published individually in the late 18th c. and as part of: ‘Tafereelen uit het burgelijke leven van de Hollanders in de achttiende eeuw door Cornelis Troost.’, (Transl.: Scenes from the daily life of the citizens of Holland in the 18th c. by Cornelis Troost.), published by E. Maaskamp, Amsterdam, 1811. This magnificent and very scarse series of 32 scenes show satiric views in Holland, part of present day The Netherlands. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by P. Tanje after C. Troost.
Biography engraver: Pieter Tanje (1706-1761) was an 18th century Dutch engraver from the Northern Netherlands.
Biography artist: Cornelis Troost (1696-1750) was an 18th-century actor and painter from Amsterdam. He gave up his acting career for painting in 1723 when he became the pupil of Arnold Boonen.