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The  Flute Player 17th century


The Flute Player 17th century



after a painting by Otto Vorsterman, painter, 17th century (artist notes)
Flemish (artist nationality)
draughtsman and engraver (artist role)
Vorsterman, Otto, 17th century (original artist)
Recto: u. l.: (engraved monogram) OV ; u. r.: (engraved monogram) LV ; bottom center: (four lines of engraved script beneath image, in Dutch, two top lines first, then two bottom lines) Veel hebben hun vermaeck op dit of dat te speelen / Tsÿ sÿter oft Luÿt Basconter oft veelen; / Maer ick Segh voor mÿn part en houde voor gewis, / Dat t spel op de pÿp ver het beste van al is ; l. r.: L. Vorsterma ; verso: l. l. (in pencil) C575/199 and (upside down, in pencil) 004215.14 (inscription)
Engraving. (medium)
Fine condition. The engraving has been relined with a paper backing. It has been trimmed to the edge of the plate impression and just beneath the inscription. There are losses at the lower left and right corners, which have been mended. (condition)
Probably The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California, 6 Apr. 1939. (provenance)
Flute (instrument)
17th century (century)
Works of art - - Single Players (miller category)



1600 - 1699


Vorsterman, Lucas -- the elder -- 1595-1675 (artist)


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