(I hold the owl for personal pleasure …) Trompe d’Oeil with various depictions of book pages, houses, landscapes, ships, nusic sheets, text and in the center a boy holding an owl after a print published by Gerard Valck.
Made by Hoogerheyden after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Pen and ink drawing, hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 49 x 36.5 cm (19.29 x 14.37 inch). Image size: 49 x 36.5 cm. (19.29 x 14.37 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Sheet with multipe tears in paper edges and some paper loss is fully attached to contemporary hand laid backing sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TROMPE L’OEIL-OWL-SHIPS-BOOKS-MUSIC | PCO-EXPO-292
The maker of this item is unclear. However the cartouche at top middle with angels holding a banner and a miniature writing of ‘our father’ is signed by E. Hoogerheyden. .
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