View(s) of Namen/Namur, a city in the province of Namur, Belgium, as it appeared in 1740.
Made by Hendrik Spilman after Jan de Beijer.
Medium: Etching / engraving on handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 20.3 x 7.3 cm (7.99 x 2.87 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Image size indicated is for ea. view plus text. Original fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
NAMEN-NAMUR-SAMBRE-BELGIUM | PCO-294-C-23
This print originates from a Dutch book of town and city views called: ‘Het verheerlykt Nederland of Kabinet van hedendaagsche gezigten’, Amsterdam, 1746 edition. The exact dates the plates were engraved vary.
Biography engraver: Hendrik Spilman (Dutch 1721-1784): engraver and designer of mostly town and city views. .
Biography artist: Jan de Beijer (1703 ? 1780), also given as Jan de Beyer, was a Dutch draughtsman and painter known for this drawings of towns and buildings in the present-day countries of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In total, he produced some 1500 drawings, over 600 of which were reproduced as engravings by other artists.