Lot 98: ESAIAS VAN DE VELDE A Farm to the Right of a River.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ESAIAS VAN DE VELDE
A Farm to the Right of a River.
Etching, circa 1615. 94x170 mm; 3 3/4x6 3/4 inches, thread margins. A superb, early impression of this very scarce etching.
Van de Velde (1587-1630) was a Dutch landscape artist born in Amsterdam. He worked in Haarlem during the 1610s and later died in The Hague in 1630, where he had been Court Painter to the Princes Maurits and Frederick Henry. His fluidly-drawn landscape etchings of the Dutch landscape in and around Haarlem and Amsterdam were a direct influence on Rembrandt. Hollstein 18.