Haer-Lem by Jan van de Velde
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Jan van de Velde

Haer-Lem 1726 - 1766

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41 ⨯ 169 cm
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About the artwork

Copper engraving by Jan van de Velde after a drawing by Pieter de Molijn. Published at Amsterdam by Reinier and Joshua Ottens between 1726-1766.
Dimensions 41 x 169,2 cm.
Hand coloured at later date.
Signed lower middle: Petrus Molineus Inv. ; Johannes Veldius sculp. ; R.& I.Ottens Excud.Amst:.

First print edition in 1621, published at Haarlem by David van Horenbeeck. This is the second print edition.

About the Artist

Jan van de Velde was born in the year 1569 and originated from city of Antwerp in the Southern Netherlands, he died in the year 1623 in Haarlem.
His profession was engraving.
He left Antwerp to live in Delft around the year 1588.
Jan van de Velde married Mayke van Bracht in 1592 in Rotterdam, and they gave birth to the painter Jan van die Velde (II) a year after they married.
In the same year Jan married his wife, he was called the master of writings at the Latin School in Rotterdam.
In 1605 his work "Spieghel der schrijfkonste, in den welcke ghesien worden velerhande Gheschriften" appeared in Rotterdam which dealt with information about calligraphies and fonts.
He moved to Haarlem in 1620 and remained there until his death.