Woman and Child (Landscape)

Jan van de Velde (1593-1641), Woman with Child, etching, 1616. References:  Hollstein 260, first state (of 2),  Francken and Van der Kellen299, third state (of four).  Plate number 5 from the series Landscapes: Third Part. In very good condition, with small margins outside of the plate mark (trimmed a bit unevenly; a few spots of staining/foxing; remains of prior hinging verso, printed on a thin laid paper. 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches.

A very good impression.

A mother and child in the foreground walk toward a huge structure in ruins, being held up by a post in front; in the far distance is a field with tiny animals visible, and a thatched house. Etchings such as this were made at about the time of Rembrandt’s birth, and later served as models for some of his etchings of the Dutch landscape.