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Spring, 1617

  • Jan van de Velde, Dutch, 1593-1641

Etching and engraving in ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 11 3/8 × 16 3/4 inches (28.9 × 42.5 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 × 17 inches (29.5 × 43.2 cm)

Gift of Albert Kahn


Signed, in plate, lower right of image, monogram.

Marked, watermark, center right, coat of arms.

Inscribed, in plate, lower left, center of image: Ian vanden velde fecit CI Visscher | excudit 1617 Cum privill. Inscribed, in plate, lower left and lower right of image: 1 Inscribed, two verses of Latin text in plate below image at lower left and right. Inscribed, between the two verses: VER

(Weyhe Gallery, New York, New York, USA). Albert Kahn [1869-1942]

1940-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 2020, p. 13.

Jan van de Velde, Spring, 1617, etching and engraving in ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Albert Kahn, 40.15.