Taste, between 1679 and 1720

  • Abraham de Blois, Dutch, active 1679-1720
  • Andries Dirksz Both, Dutch, 1609-1645

Engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 5 3/4 × 4 3/4 inches (14.6 × 12.1 cm) Sheet (no visible plate mark): 6 1/2 × 5 inches (16.5 × 12.7 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S173

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Taste (senses)
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Tobacco
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Smoking (activity)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Watermark, center of sheet: [crown-like device]

Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Gustus. Inscribed, lower center: le Goût Inscribed, lower right: de Smaak. Inscribed, lower right corner: 5

Provenance

December 1894, J. Huneker sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Hollstein. Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700, vol. III. Amsterdam, 1950, p. 157, no. 4.

Rights Status

Abraham de Blois; after Andries Dirksz Both, Taste, between 1679 and 1720, engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S173.