Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: No watermark visible..
Sheet size: 18,3 x 12,7 cm. Image size: 18,3 x 12,7 cm.
After a plate from the 1580 series ‘Avium Vivae Icones’ by Adriaen Collaert. Published by Jean le Clerc in Paris, c. 1610 (estimate). Ref: After H.636.
Made by Jean Le Clerc after S. Collaert. Jean / Johan Le Clerc was a French engraver and publisher in Paris in the late 16th – early 17th c. He is also known to have made woodcuts. Adriaen Collaert (ca.1560–1618) was a Flemish designer and engraver. He was the son of Jan Collaert I and Anna van der Heijden. He married Justa Galle, the daughter of the man he worked for, Philip Galle. Adriaen Collaert was the brother of Jan Collaert II, and he had a son, Jan Baptist Collaert II or Jan Collaert III (1591 – 1627/8), and a grandson who followed in his footsteps as print makers and publishers.
Condition: Very good, given age. Light soiling and some staining from previous attachment. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: STORK-PEACOCK-ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE