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

Jan Veenhuysen - engraver

Jan Veenhuysen - engraver - The Dutch West India Company, from the series Topographical Views of Amsterdam
Cityscapes were a frequent subject in the Dutch printmaking. A view from the extensive cycle featuring Amsterdam’s prominent buildings and landmarks depicts seat of the Dutch West India Company, founded in 1623, which played a decisive role in the colonization of the North American continent. The Company’s trading activities greatly enhanced Holland’s economic prosperity in the 17th century.
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measurements: height 128 mm
width 148 mm
material: paper
technique: etching, engraving, first state
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inventory number: R 79579
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain