Joannes Roelants


Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), Joannes Roelants, etching, 1648. Reference: Pennington 1496, third state (of 3) [with the title lettering and Hollar initials and date in the space below]. In good condition, trimmed irregularly on or inside the platemark, a bit inside the borderline lower right, a thin spot lower left verso. On laid paper, with a partial Foolscap watermark.3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches.

Provenance: unknown collector (initials in yellow ink verso, not found in Lugt)

A very good impression.

The Roelants family were the Imperial Postmasters in the Netherlands; Hollar made portraits of a number of family members.