A large engraving on a sheet with very small margins along the framing. On laid paper, in good condition after restoration. The restoration work fixed several abrasions, worm holes, tears and small gaps (see photo).
Lower left "1609"; "N. De Bruyn Inventor et Sculp.", on the right "! RE. XVII, Frederick (abraso) De Wit exc. Amsterdam Kal."
On the left David, holding Goliath's head, holds one foot on a book with the words "Ewige Fama", the other foot is on a stone with the inscription "Pictor". A bear and a lion lie at his sides. He is holding a sword, with a bird's head-shaped handle. At the centre, David, with a huge sword is about to behead Goliath, in a clearing in the middle of the forest, surrounded by soldiers. (AT. Sam. 17)
The author, often identified as an engraver of reproduction subjects, actually reveals a diversity of subjects and styles: if in the early prints of the ‘90s of the 16th century shows the influence of his uncle and teacher Abraham De Bruyn, starting in 1600 he specialized in large landscapes, most of which include, like this from 1609, religious scenes.
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 27.V (Nicolaes de Bruyn); Hollstein 28.
- Nicolaes De Bruyn (1565 o 1571 - 1656)
- Título de la obra
- "Davide con la testa di Golia"
- Firmado en plancha
- En buenas condiciones
- Se vende con marco
- Dimensiones totales
- 45×70×0 cm