The Dutch East India Company, from the series Topographical Views of Amsterdam

Sacharias Webbers - engraver

Sacharias Webbers - engraver - The Dutch East India Company, from the series Topographical Views of Amsterdam
Cityscapes were a frequent subject in the Dutch printmaking in the 17th century. The view from the extensive cycle featuring Amsterdam’s prominent buildings and landmarks depicts the seat of the Dutch East India Company (at the top), founded in 1602, which played a decisive role in the colonization of Asia. The Company’s trading activities greatly enhanced Holland's economic prosperity in the 17th century.
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measurements: height 130 mm
width 150 mm
material: paper
technique: etching, engraving, first state
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inventory number: R 79567
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings