Frontispiece, from Landscapes, Third Part (1616)

Jan van de Velde (1593-1641), Frontispiece, from Landscapes, Third Part (1616),  Reference:  Francken and Van der Kellen 295, Hollstein 256, second state (of 4). In good condition, with full margins (browning toward margin edges), printed on a laid paper with a jug (?) watermark.  4 3/4 x 7 1/2, the sheet 7 1/4 x 10 inches.

A very good impression.

With the address of Claes Visscher, date (1616), and the artist’s name in elaborate seal at the top center.  A peaceful scene, made at about the time of Rembrandt’s birth; it has of course been conjectured that this and like scenes served as the inspiration for several of the Rembrandt landscape etchings.