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Mongrel Dog by Marcus de Bye (1639-1688)

$375.00

Mongrel Dog by Marcus de Bye (1639-1688)

$375.00

Artist: Marcus de Bye (1639-1688).
Engraver: Frederik de Wit (1629/30-1706).
Publisher: [Nicolaas Visscher], Amsterdam.
Source: Originally sold at the White Chart in Amsterdam.
Date: 1660.
Size: Approx. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4  inches.

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Artist: Marcus de Bye (1639-1688).
Engraver: Frederik de Wit (1629/30-1706).
Publisher: [Nicolaas Visscher], Amsterdam.
Source: Originally sold at the White Chart in Amsterdam.
Date: 1660.
Size: Approx. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4  inches.

Description: Thought to be a first or early state. Later issues are often less well defined. This is a scarce printing of “A Mongrel Dog” that was published and sold in 1660 by Frederik de Wit in his newly opened shop “Witte Pascaert” (the White Chart) in Amsterdam. Nicolaes Visscher II went on to open a shop in Amsterdam and this is one of the many images they later produced. Frederik de Wit is best known as a Dutch cartographer.

Provenance:

  1.  The British Museum have two different printings of this etching. Both were sold by Nicolaes Visscher II.
  2. The Museum of San Francisco exhibited this engraving several years ago and the etching is still in their archive.

Watermark:

This original etching has the paper makers watermark which is armorial and includes three X’s.

Condition: Good.
Some soiling, light foxing/browning. Slight/Minor restoration to the top corners, in the margins. Minor creases to the print surface. Mounted on modern art paper.

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