Original antique print showing a study of hands in different positions, writing.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Pro Patria.
Sheet size: 22.2 x 29.8 cm (8.74 x 11.73 inch). Image size: 14.5 x 18.5 cm. (5.71 x 7.28 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Plate slightly browned, margins heavily browned. Paper tape on verso from former matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
STUDY-HANDS-WRITING-FEATHER | RBOS-A9-05
Published by Frederick Bloemaert, c. 1650.
Biography engraver: Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) was a Dutch painter and etcher/engraver. He was one of the ‘Haarlem Mannerists’, but shifted towards a more Baroque style around 1600.