Antique Portrait Print-FRANCISCO DE VALDEZ-SPANISH GENERAL-Houbraken-1777

Price: € 22,50

Subject: Decorative engraved portrait of "Don Francisco de Valdez, Spaansch Bevelhebber in 't Beleg van Leijden" (?-1580, Spanish army officer in the Eighty Years' War, well-known for his role in the siege of Leiden, Valdez coined the plan to starve Leiden by surrounding it completely, instead of charging the well-defended city walls). Within an oval border.
Condition: Very good, general age-related toning, mostly to the margins. Please study scan closely.
Medium: Engraving/etching on verge type hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 14 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 11 x 17.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 5.5 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 4.3 x 6.9 inch.
Part Number: 26552
Location: C1-45
Description: A portrait from Wagenaar's "Tegenwoordige Staat der Nederlanden." (Amsterdam, Isaac Tirion, ca. 1740-1790).

Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver: Jacob Houbraken (Dordrecht 1698 - Amsterdam 1780). Houbraken was a Dutch artist, engraver and art collector. Jacob spend most his time designing and engraving portraits, such as the one offered here. His father (Arnold Houbraken 1660-1719) before him was also a celebrated artist/engraver.