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Print, Writing Example from Spieghel der Schrijfkonste. Tweede Deel (The Mirror of Art Writing, Second Part), 1609

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van de Velde I and engraved by Simon Weynouts Frisius. It is dated 1609 and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Van de Velde’s Famous Flourishes.

This object was donated by William J. Donald. It is credited Gift of William J. Donald.

This object has not been digitized yet.

Our curators have highlighted 15 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Border, 1795–1805
  • block printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1928-2-56

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 20.4 x 31.1 cm (8 1/16 x 12 1/4 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, Writing Example from Spieghel der Schrijfkonste. Tweede Deel (The Mirror of Art Writing, Second Part), 1609; Designed by Jan van de Velde I (Netherlandish, 1569–1623); Netherlands; engraving on laid paper; H x W x D: 20.4 x 31.1 cm (8 1/16 x 12 1/4 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Gift of William J. Donald; 1954-18-30

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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