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Wooded landscapes with figures (complete set)

Anthonie Waterloo

* 1609 in Ryssel † 1690 in Utrecht

Etching. Size of sheets: up to 13.9 x 15.8 cm.

Literature: Hollstein (Dutch&Flemish), 65-70 (I/II).

Provenance: John Barnard (died in 1784 London) (Lugt 1420). 

A rare complete set of six plates. All first state impressions with strong printing and great depths and contrast and with various margins all around.  

Not much is known about Waterloo's training as an artist. He seems to have been self-educated. As a painter Waterloo is known only as the author of several unimportant paintings. As a printmaker, however, he produced 136 etchings which earned him a major reputation during lifetime. Waterloo catered to the demand from collectors who assembled albums with images of cities, towns as well as landscapes with forest ineriors with quite pools, woodlands with rugged banks and waterfalls, and cottages. 



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