Auction 96, Lot 515

"Stranding van een Walvisch van 70. Voeten lang, tusschen Katwyk en Schevelingen, in de Maandt van February, A 1598", Luyken, Jan

Subject: Whaling

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.5 inches
33.5 x 26.7 cm

A fascinating copper engraving after a painting by 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 in February of 1578.

References:

Condition: A

Very faint toning along centerfold and marginal split well away from image.

Estimate: $475 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 9/12/2001

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