‘Lodewyk de Dertiende (?)’
Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 22 x 33,4 cm. (8,7 x 13,1 inch). Image size: 18 x 26,3 cm. (7,1 x 10,4 inch).
This original old antique print originates from: ‘Geschiedenis der Vereenigde Nederlanden…’, published 1730-1738. Before that published in French in 1728: ‘Histoire des Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas…’.
Made by ‘Bernard Picart’ after an anonymous artist. The author of this work is Jean Le Clerc / Joannes Clericus (1657-1736). From Hugenot origin, he studied filosophy, hebrew and theology in Geneva and travelled in Europe. He objected the calvinistic orthodoxie and influenced by Grotius, Episcopius, Van Limborch and others, he moved to Amsterdam, where he became a Remonstrant. He became a professor at the Remonstrant seminary, a writer and publisher. This plate is engraved by Bernard Picart (1673-1733). He was a French painter. He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam.
Condition: Good, given age. A few crinkles. Diagonal crease lower right. Some staining in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: LOUIS XIII-KING OF FRANCE-NAVARRE-PORTRAIT