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- Series: Menschelyke beezigheeden
Title-page with title lettered in a banderole at top, held by a group of putti; seated Minerva with a headscarf at centre, a snake coiled up around her left arm; at right, a large canvas and a putti looking into a mirror, at left, two putti crowning a globe; in the foreground, an array of objects, including a painter's palette, a book, a statuette and a bag filled with coins; in the background, a harbour scene with cloaked figures. 1695
Engraving and etching
- Production date
Height: 158 millimetres
Width: 101 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This bound volume contains a title-page and a hundred scenes depicting figures engaged in a variety of crafts and trades; for the full series see 2AA*,a.57.1-101. The plates are all copies after Johannes and Caspar Luykens' 'Het Menchelijke Bedrijf' series, first published in 1694. Winter faithfully copied most plates in the same direction, yet some are copied in reverse (see 2AA*,a.57.91) and others partially reworked (see 2AA*, a.57.41 and 2AA*,a.57.74). In this series, Luykens' poems accompanying each plate were replaced by Anthony Janssen's verses. Winter also altered the order of the series, rearranging the plates alphabetically. The volume is hard-bound in a modern binding, with an abbreviated title ('Trades') and production details ('Haarlem / 1695') gilt-tooled on a leather spine. The same plates by Winter were later used in a publication by Reinier and Joshua Ottens in Amsterdam, for comment see 1931,1114.638.1-101.
Preliminary drawings by Jan Luyken of all the hundred compositions are in the Amsterdam Museum.
Literature: D R Barnes, 'The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker: Jan Luyken's Mirrors of 17th-Century Dutch Daily Life', Hempstead, NY 1995.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Sloane's registration number on the third flyleaf: "Pr. DVIII". Older Sloane's number on the title-page, crossed out: "Pr. CCCCXXIX".
- Prints and Drawings
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