Antique Portrait Print-GERRIT HOOFT-AMSTERDAM MAYOR-Houbraken-c.1760

Price: € 22,50

Subject: Decorative engraved portrait of "Mr. Gerrit Hooft, Burgemeester en Raad der Stad Amsterdam" (1687-1767, seven times mayor of Amsterdam, Director of the Society of Suriname, governer of the Dutch West Indies Company). 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: 26566
Location: C1-36
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.