Two pastorals of shepherd couples in landscapes; two subjects from two blocks printed on a single sheet with letterpress verses below. c.1780 Woodcuts
- Published in: Amsterdam
- Height: 167 millimetres (each block)
- Width: 252 millimetres
Inscription ContentSigned in the blocks with 'H.Numan'. With letterpress verses, and publication line 'te Amsterdam by H.Numan, Houte Konstplaatsnyder op d'Angeliersgragt' and numbered 3 and 4 in top left.
These are two of the blocks that Numan published himself before he gave up and went to work for two large Amsterdan publishers of catchpenny prints, Stichter and van Egmont. They come from a set of four, and are copied in the same direction from a pair of crayon-manner engravings by Demarteau after Boucher, nos 111 and 112 of Demarteau's numbering (see Jean-Richard nos 685 and 687).
D+F XVIIIc Mounted Roy
5 December 2003
Mount - Overthrow - R
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Object reference number: PPA49383
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