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)


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.


Condition: A

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

Estimate: $475 - $500


Closed on 9/12/2001