Fine, early Dutch mezzotint portrait of Hieronymous Van Beverneingk (1614–1690) a prominent 17th C. diplomat and maecenas. Inscription on the page reads as follows:
NE TE QUAESIVERIS EXTRA. ( translated from Latin: Do not seek for things outside of yourself”)
A. Blooteling fecit et ex. cum Privilegio.
Abraham Blooteling (1640 - 1690) was an important Dutch engraver and mezzotinter credited with taking the Dutch mezzotint process to England.
Comes ready to frame in a neutral, off white mat as shown. In good used condition with toning and inconspicuous tear to upper right among laurel leaves as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Mat: 19 7/8 by 16 1/8"; Image: 16 1/2" by 12 1/4" approximately.
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