Original antique print showing a portrait of Balthasar Bekker (1634 – 1698), a Dutch minister and author of philosophical and theological works.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Mezzotint engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 13.9 x 18.6 cm (5.47 x 7.32 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Narrow margins. Remnants of paper from former matting on verso. Slight damage to bottom left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BALTHASAR BEKKER-PORTRAIT | RB-A8-04
Published in The Netherlands c. 1700.
Biography engraver: Pieter/ Petrus Schenk / Schenck the elder (1660-1711/1713), a German engraver and cartographer active in Amsterdam and Leipzig. One of his specialties was the mezzotint.