"Stranding van een Walvisch van 70. Voeten lang, tusschen Katwyk en Schevelingen, in de Maandt van February, A 1598", Luyken, Jan
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Very faint toning along centerfold and marginal split well away from image.