This scarce original antique print shows leda and the swan. Leda has a finger on her lips leaning against the tail of a fish, a goose with a pebble in its beak. After Artus Quellinus’ reliefs and statues in the Amsterdam City Hall.
Engraving/etching. on verge (hand laid) paper.
Image size: 29,8 x 20,5 cm.
From: ‘Architecture, peinture et sculpture de la Maison de Ville d’Amsterdam, representee en CIX figures en taille-douce (…), scarse ed. published in Amsterdam by Gerard valk, 1719.
Made by Hubertus Quellinus after Rombout Verhulst. Hubertus Quellinus or Hubert Quellinus (August 15, 1619, Antwerp – 1687) was a Flemish printmaker, draughtsman and painter and a member of the prominent Quellinus family of artists. His engravings after the work of his brother, the Baroque sculptor Artus Quellinus the Elder, were instrumental in the spread of the Flemish Baroque idiom in Europe in the second half of the 17th century. Artus Quellinus also known as Artus (Arnoldus) Quellijn, Artus Quellinus I or Artus Quellinus the Elder (30 August 1609, Antwerp – 23 August 1668, Antwerp) was a Flemish sculptor. He is regarded as the most important representative of the Baroque in sculpture in the Southern Netherlands. His work had a major influence on the development of sculpture in Northern Europe.
Rombout Verhulst (1624-1698) was a Flemish sculptor and draughtsman who spent most of his career in the Dutch Republic. An independent assistant of the Flemish sculptor Artus Quellinus the Elder in the sculptural decoration project for the new town hall in Amsterdam, he contributed to the spread of the Baroque style in Dutch sculpture. He became the leading sculptor of marble monuments, including funerary monuments, garden figures and portraits, in the Dutch Republic. (Source wikipedia.)
Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.