Set of 3 Bakhuizen early Dutch etchings from "The River Ij and Seascapes" series. Ludolf Bakhuizen (1631-1708) was a German-born Dutch painter highly regarded for his realistic marine subjects. In 1701, in his old age, already a successful painter, Bakhuizen turned to etching and made the series of ten plates "The River Ij and Seascapes." The etchings offered depict the following scenes:
View of Amsterdam with Ships in Foreground.
Ships in a Gale.
Ships Under Repair.
Etched on laid paper, some with partial paper watermarks visible when backlit. Etchings are inscribed on the plate under the image as follows:
L. Bakhuizen Fec: et exc:
cum Privil: ord: Hollande et West-Frisiae
A full collection of this series, including ten etchings and title page, is part of the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. We have also seen examples in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In very good condition, edges taped to mat, toning and minor imperfections consistent with age as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 16 1/8" by 14 1/8"; Images: 9 1/16" by 6 11/16" (23 cm by 17 cm) with small variations approximately.
18th C Dutch Bakhuizen Ship Etchings from "The River Ij and Seascapes" Series - c. 18th Century, The Netherlands