Antique Print-PORTRAIT-JACOB-DE-WIT-Houbraken-Quinkhardt-1751




– Portrait of Jacob de Wit (1695-1794), painter.

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Portrait of Jacob de Wit (1695-1794), painter.

Made by Jacob Houbraken after Jan Maurits Quinkhardt.

Medium: Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 9.9 x 15.7 cm (3.9 x 6.18 inch). Image size: 9.7 x 14.8 cm. (3.82 x 5.83 inch).

Condition: good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters and Paintresses, or De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen, as it was originally known in Dutch, is a series of artist biographies with engraved portraits written by the 18th-century painter Arnold Houbraken. It was published in three volumes as a sequel to Karel van Mander’s own list of biographies known as the Schilder-boeck. The first volume appeared in 1718, and was followed by the second volume in 1719, the year Houbraken died. The third and last volume was published posthumously by Houbraken’s wife and children in 1721. This work is considered to be a very important source of information on 17th-century artists of the Netherlands. The Schouburg is listed as one of the thousand most important works in the Canon of Dutch Literature [nl] from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Biography engraver: Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) was a Dutch engraver, etcher and collector and the son of the artist and biographer Arnold Houbraken.

Biography artist: Jan Maurits Quinkhard (1688-1772) was a painter and print designer from the Northern Netherlands.

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Dimensions 15 × 9 × 1 cm


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