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  • Title (series)

    • Noblemen of different countries
  • Description

    German nobleman, full-length to right Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1615 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 197 millimetres
    • Width: 72 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "2 / Duts Eedel Man. / W:B:W: fecit. / Dirck: Lons: excu:".
  • Curator's comments

    This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', Third Series Part V (Specimens of Etching by Dutch Masters 1615-1650), Published by the Trustees, in 1911 where it was number VI(A) and described there as 'Jan Van de Velde. Dutch Nobleman'; see 1911,0517.132.6 (Shelfmark 245*.b.34).


  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 22 bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

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    Prints & Drawings

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German nobleman, full-length to right


German nobleman, full-length to right Etching

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