Auction 124, Lot 730

"Een Walvisch, Lang 70 voeten, Gestrandt op de Hollandtse zee-kust, tusschen Schevelingen en Katwyk, in Sprokkelmaandt", Leti, Gregorio

Subject: Whaling

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This fascinating copper engraving by W. van der Gouwen after Goltzius depicts an entire village joining in the harvest of a whale. The title explains that the huge whale (70 feet long) beached on the Dutch coast in 1598.


Condition: A

Narrow (less than 1/8") right margin, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/7/2008