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The Five Senses / Visus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S.7639

  • Title (object)

    • Visus

    Title (series)

    • The Five Senses
  • Description

    Plate 1: Sight. Interior of an inn, with three men playing cards at a table at right, a barber trimming someone's moustache at left, while a boy holds the mirror before them, others beyond and looking through a telescope, another men entering the room; second state with Voet's address; after Cornelis de Wael
    Etching with engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1660-1675 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 295 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower margin, with title and production details: "Cornelio de Wael Inuentor" and "Alex Voet ex." and (burnished) "Guilielmus Peeters fecit".
        Numbered 1 in lower left.
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a series of five numbered plates after Cornelis de Wael (Hollstein 83-87), engraved by Willem Peeters and Melchior Hamers. The set was first published by Hamers, later by Alexander Voet. The BM holds a complete set.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 83.II (under Wael) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    S.7639

Plate 1: Sight. Interior of an inn, with three men playing cards at a table at right, a barber trimming someone's moustache at left, while a boy holds the mirror before them, others looking with a telescope through a window beyond, another men entering the room; second state with Voet's address; after Cornelis de Wael  Etching with engraving

Recto

Plate 1: Sight. Interior of an inn, with three men playing cards at a table at right, a barber trimming someone's moustache at left, while a boy holds the mirror before them, others looking with a telescope through a window beyond, another men entering the room; second state with Voet's address; after Cornelis de Wael Etching with engraving

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