Sheet size: 17 x 9.5 cm.
Ref: Hollstein-Dutch 127-1(2); Franken & van der Kellen 117-1(2).
No. 2 from a series of 6: ‘Vita brevis, spes longa homini, caecusq meatus Pars inopes mundi quantu lacunque sumus.’
Jan van de Velde II (1593-1641) came from the southern Netherlands as a fugitive around 1600 to the northern Netherlands. His father was a writingmaster and Jan was trained as an etcher. He produced many highly important series of landscape prints.
New item – not fully described.