Marche aux Legumes (Vegetable Market)

Jan van de Velde (1593-1641), Marche aux Legumes, etching, c. 1614.  References:  Francken and Van der Kellen 283, fourth state (of 4). The frontispiece from Soixante Paysages, the second part of the series.  In very good condition, overall toning, with small margins, 7 5/8 x 4 3/16 inches.

Printed on a yellowish laid paper, with a Pro Patria watermark.

Provenance: Succession Grendolf #1444, with the stamp recto (not in Lugt).

Christie’s New York, Old Master and Modern Prints, 11/16/1982

A very good impression.

In a discussion of Van de Velde’s depiction of his Pancake Woman (Clifford Ackley, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, pp. 102-3) Ackley notes that Van de Velde’s engraving Pancake Woman of about 1622 was probably not after a drawing by Pieter Molijn, as argued by Haverkamp-Begemann, for Van de Velde had created a similar woman in his earlier etching Marche aux Legumes (sitting at the table); this composition was both drawn and etched by Van de Velde.