Antique Print-SAXON GODS-DAYS-IRMINSUL-SUN-MOON-Harrewijn-1720



Le soleil adore (…) – This plate shows the god Ermenseul (Irminsul) and the seven Saxon gods who gave their names to the weekdays. From left to right: sun, moon, tuisco, Woden, Thor, Friga, Seater.

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‘Le soleil adore (…)’

etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 15,5 cm. (8,3 x 6,1 inch). Image size: 19 x 13,5 cm. (7,5 x 5,3 inch).

Les Délices des Pais-Bas, 1720. published in Brussels by François Foppens in 1720.

Made by ‘J. Harrewijn’ after an anonymous artist. Jacobus Harrewijn (1660-1727): Dutch engraver and etcher of topographical and decorative prints. Born in Amsterdam, died in Brussels. He was a scholar of the famous Romeyn de Hooghe. Married in Amsterdam in 1683. He became a master in the guild in Brussels in 1695 and he is known to have worked in The Hague in 1727.

Condition: Good, given age. Repaired tear, 2nd vertical fold. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 15 × 21 × 1 cm


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