Jan van Suren at Age 71


Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617), Jan van Suren at Age 71, engraving, 1590 (given by Strauss, although dated 1588), after a painting by Martin Van Heemskerck.References: Hollstein, Strauss 282, Bartsch 189. Third state (of 3) [with initals in the plate, titled and inscribed].  In very good condition, on an old laid paper with small margins, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4, the sheet 7 x 4 5/8 inches, archival mounting with window mat.

A very fine impression, printed in exquisite detail.

Provenance: ex Collection Calamatta, as indicated with tiny C stamp recto lower right, and in graphite verso. Hollstein cites this impression as sold in 1947, Sale 44, Gutekunst and Klipstein (Switzerland).

The first state of the print is before letters, the second wth letters and the artist’s monogram; in this, the third state, Goltzius added the coat of arms upper right.