View(s) of the Singel near the Tolsteegpoort and the Astronomische Toren (astronomical tower) in the background in Utrecht, a city in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, as it appeared in c. 1750.
Made by Hendrik Spilman after Jan de Beijer.
Medium: Etching / engraving on handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19.7 x 15.5 cm (7.76 x 6.1 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.
UTRECHT-SINGEL-TOLSTEEGPOORT-ASTRONOMISCHE TOREN | PCO-C293-32
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.