Original etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 18 x 14.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 11.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.1 x 5.7 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 4.5 inch.
Original print, number 33, titled: Nieuw Almosseniers Huys. The Aalmoezeniersweeshuis (Alms Orphan’s House) in Amsterdam. This was built by Stalpaert in 1665. It was first used in 1666 with an initial population of 800 children, then on the edge of Amsterdam’s center. This original print is from the rare topographical work ‘Amsterdam met der zelver Voornaamste Gebouwen / D’Amsterdam et deses Principaux Bastimens’ published ca. 1665. This work contains a total of one plan and 70 prints depicting the most famous buildings of Amsterdam (many of which are still extant). The prints are engraved after J. Veenhuisen en S. Webbers. Ref: Nijhoff-van Hattum 104, note. cf. Hollstein Veenhuijsen 3-71.Artists and Engravers: Jan Veenhuysen (ca. 1625-1693) was a Dutch printmaker. He is mainly known for the many views he made of Amsterdam, and his portraits. S. Webbers is possibly Sacharias Webber (Amsterdam 1644-1696) is an artist/engraver. He was a student of Gerard de Lairesse. His father was a bookseller/publisher.
Condition: Fair. The right half of the image dampstained. Tiny wormholes in the top right corner margin and minimally in the image. Left edge uneven from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: RARE ANTIQUE PRINT-AMSTERDAM-AALMOEZENIERSWEESHUIS-WEBBERS-VEENHUYSEN