- Museum number
Page from a book; illustration of a clockmaker in his workshop, with a verse in Dutch.
Length: 15.90 centimetres
Width: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Visual Analysis by Pauline Wholey 2019
PRINT OF CLOCKMAKER AND CUSTOMER IN WORKSHOP
‘my timepiece, constantly invented, and after properly winded, shows you, be it day or night, the right one for why you wait.'
Clockmaker holds what looks like a Renaissance drum watch as the customer looks over his shoulder. Poem attests to the skill and precision of the clock-maker.
1958,1006.2877 is the same image but with colour;
See PPA349028 for another example of this print, which was originally part of 'Menschelyke beezigheeden', published by Ambrosius Scheevenhuizen in 1695.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Feb 1996) Some discolouration around edges.
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Orlogiemaker
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.
Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2875 (Ilbert Collection)