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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1952,0117.14.13

  • Description

    Mother and child at toy-stall; a woman reaching into her purse and smiling at her daughter, who pulls on her skirts and points to a large doll on the counter of a well-stocked street-stall, the woman behind the counter also pointing to the doll, a dog at the girl's feet, a man and woman seen in the street behind at right; after Adriaen van de Venne; illustration of an unspecified edition of Jacob Cats' "Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd" (first edition published in The Hague: 1632)
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1632 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 134 millimetres
    • Width: 134 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in Dutch in banderol at bottom: "Schoon voortgedaen is half vercocht.".
  • Curator's comments

    This print was originally published on page 29 of Jacob Cats' "Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd", which is illustrated with proverbs by Adriaen van de Venne; this print was included in part I; for comment on the publication see 1952,0117.14.1. This impression is trimmed and pasted in an album together with other prints from the same publication supplemented with various other print series, for comment on the album see 1952,0117.14.1.

    This print was copied by the Japanese printmaker Sadahide around 1860, see the example in BM collection,1998,0218.0.19. For this observation see the blog by Janina Parol and Dora Thornton, Lost and found: toys, tears and the Thames, on the BM website.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 266 (after Adriaen van de Venne) bibliographic details
    • Bate & Thornton 2012 p. 240; p. 241, fig. 11 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (160.d.41)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1952

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1952,0117.14.13

DRAFT. Mother and child at toy-stall; emblematic print from a series of seventy-six illustrations to Jacob Cats' 'Spiegel van den ouden ende nieuwen tijdt...' (published in four editions between 1632 and 1658); a woman reaching into her purse and smiling at her daughter, who pulls on her skirts and points to a large doll on the counter of a well-stocked street-stall, the woman behind the counter also pointing to the doll, a dog at the girl's feet, a man and woman seen in the street behind at r; circle in square frame. Engraving

DRAFT. Mother and child at toy-stall; emblematic print from a series of seventy-six illustrations to Jacob Cats' 'Spiegel van den ouden ende nieuwen tijdt...' (published in four editions between 1632 and 1658); a woman reaching into her purse and smiling at her daughter, who pulls on her skirts and points to a large doll on the counter of a well-stocked street-stall, the woman behind the counter also pointing to the doll, a dog at the girl's feet, a man and woman seen in the street behind at r; circle in square frame. Engraving

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