Jan Van den Hecke (1620-1684)
Painter; Etcher; Still life painter; Landscape painter from Quaremonde near Oudenaerde
The set of 12 animals (1656)
Reference: Bartch 1-12
stat II on V (with the address of DE MAN)
10 on 12 prints H2 (sheep) and H6 (dogs) missing
Early impressions, square plate borders
Title of the series written on a pedestal:
"Magnificentissimo Principi / Paulo Iordano / Bracciani Duci etc. / Patrono suo plurimum colendo /
Hanc Zoographiam / confecrabat / Humillimus cliens / quam ipse inuenit et fecit aqua forti /
Joannes van den Hecke / 1656"
Reference: Hollstein 1
Title-page with title written on a large pedestal at the left, a fountain decorated with strigils in the foreground,
different animals drinking from the basin at the right, a dog in the lower left corner
frontispiece to a series of eleven prints showing animals
|Hollstein 3||Hollstein 4||Hollstein 5|
|Hollstein 7||Hollstein 8||Hollstein 9|
|Hollstein 10||Hollstein 11||Hollstein 12|
11 cm in height by 16,50 cm wide on plate border with tread margins.
Very rare in this excellent early printing condition.
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