The print depicts the Holy Family in a wooded landscape near a river, at which stands an angel & a cow. Behind is a river, a village & mountains.
It is based on a design by Hermann van Swanevelt, and was published by Joannes Valdor in 1644. It does not clearly state whether Valdor was also the print-maker.
Dedicated to Elisabeth Choiseul
Inscription: "En aetate Infans..... ventre veclusus erat" and dedication to Elisabeth de Choiseul.
Signed: "Joannes Valdor Leadiensis Anno 1644" & "J Valdor excudit cum privilegio Regis
Closely related in layout to an unsigned etching in the British Museum collection (Museum number S.6761), "attributed to Jean Valdor the Younger"
Appears to match Rijksmuseum Object numberRP-P-OB-15.760, which states "Print-maker: anonymous" "publisher: Johannes Valdor (II) "
Watermark: Grapes (?)
Condition: Cut to or just within, border. Hole at top left corner. Small tear at top edge. Creases & fold-marks. Age-related paper colouring (see photos).
References: LeBlanc IV.88.24 by Jean Valdor
Alfred von Wurzbach’s Niederlandisches Kunstler-Lexicon 2. Band page 681, prints after van Swanevelt.
Rijksmuseum: Object number RP-P-OB-15.760, referring to Hollstein Dutch 2
Jean Valdor the Younger (1616 - 1675) Flemish printmaker and publisher. Born in Liège, working in Rome, Paris & Liège.
Herman van Swanevelt (c.1603- 1655) Dutch painter, draughtsman & printmaker. known for his Italianate paintings. Worked mainly in Paris & Rome
- Joannes Valdor (1616-1675) (by and/or publisher); after Herman van Swanevelt (c.1603-1655)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Rest on the flight to Egypt
- Siehe Beschreibung
- Verkauf mit Rahmen
- 34.8×24.2 cm