Entrance to a Town, from the Landscapes series

Jan van de Velde II. - engraver

Jan van de Velde II. - engraver - Entrance to a Town, from the Landscapes series
During the first third of the 17th century, a revolutionary shift occurred in the output of engravers active in Haarlem: the elegantly stylized landscapes of Late Mannerism gave way to simpler depictions of the typical Dutch panorama. Intimate views of villages and towns with bustling everyday life were now rendered using the more relaxed technique of etching, with an emphasis on the purity of line. The Landscape series was published only after the death of the engraver.
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measurements: height 151 mm
width 283 mm
material: paper
technique: etching - engraving, second state
inventory number: R 70905
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain