The Grave Diggers Before the Church, between 1626 and 1679

  • Jan van de Capelle, Dutch, 1626-1679

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 5 1/2 × 6 7/8 inches (14 × 17.5 cm) Sheet: 5 7/8 × 7 1/8 inches (14.9 × 18.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S555.50

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Cemetery
  • Church
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamped, verso: Scripps 1895 (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp]

Inscribed, in plate, lower left of image: Jan van goye

Provenance

February 1895, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Hollstein, F.W.H. Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700, Vol. IV. Amsterdam, 1951, p. 91, no. 6.

Rights Status

Jan van de Capelle, The Grave Diggers Before the Church, between 1626 and 1679, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S555.50.