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Auction 90, Lot 325

"Een Walvish, Lang 70 voeten, gestrandt op de Hollandtse zee-kust tusschen Schevelingen en Katwyk in Sprokkelmaandt, 1598",

Subject: The Netherlands

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 10 inches
33.5 x 25.4 cm

A fascinating copper engraving by W. van der Gouwen after Goltzius. It 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/15/2000