Antique Print-EMBLEM-PRESS-SQUEEZE-VAIN ATTEMPT-Spinneker-Vinne-1757

Price: € 39,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Vergeefse pooging.' - ('Vain attempt'). Emblem in which a man tries to squeeze a stone under a press. This alludes to the impossibility to make something good out of a wrong idea.
Condition: Good, given age. Lower left corner of the margin and image faintly dampstained. Margins cropped close to the platemark. Two small nicks in the left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 13 x 10 cm. The image size is ca. 11.5 x 9 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 5.1 x 3.9 inch. The image size is ca. 4.5 x 3.5 inch.
Part Number: 62088
Location: C329-16
Description: From "Leerzame Zinnebeelden" by Adriaan Spinneker, probably a 1757 edition. Ref: Landwehr, Emblem & Fable books Low Countries 760; Landwehr, Dutch Emblem books (1962), 217; NNBW 4, cols. 1260-2.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Vincent van der Vinne Jr.' after 'Adriaan Spinneker'. Most of the refined plates are by painter and etcher Vincent van der Vinne Jr (1686-1742), although J.C. Philips is given as the etcher of 4 plates in the second part of this book. The author of this work is Adriaan Spinniker (Groningen 1676-1754 Haarlem). He was a preacher with the doopsgezinde gemeente in Amsterdam. He is known for his poetry.