VOC, Arion on the dolphin, next to a ship with the coat of arms of Amsterdam. First state.
Relief with Arion on the dolphin above the door to the Insurance Chamber in the City Hall on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Arion, thanks to singing and playing a song was saved by a dolphin sent by Apollo. By his actions, Arion actually assured himself of his salvation. (Source Rijksmuseum Amsterdam).
VOC, Arion on the dolphin, next to a ship with the coat of arms of Amsterdam.
The Dutch East India Company ship, Batavia, had also the coat of arms of Amsterdam on his stern.
Batavia was build in 1628.
Only this ship has shields aside, interpretation of the sculptor.
In the "Assurantiekamer", insurance room, you could insure your merchandise.
The VOC had a separate Headquarter in Amsterdam. They secured their loss and gain by financing it with several financiers, not one alone.
This is one of the most beautiful reliefs in the City Hall of Amsterdam. This building was made in 1650 till 1665 by sculptor Artus Quellinus (1609-1668). It is an example of a baroque building from the Dutch Golden Age.
This was the masterpiece of this Baroque sculptor. He is one of the most important Baroque sculptors in the Southern Netherlands and had an influence in totale Europe.
The etchings are made by his brother Hubert Quellinus (1619-1687) He was a Flemish engraver, etcher and painter who fled to Amsterdam with his brother Artus during the 80 years religious war.
Hollstein Dutch 5
First state of two, Rijksmuseum.
From " Secunca pars Praecipuarum effigierum ac ornamentorum amplissime Curiae Amstelrodamensis maiori ex parte in cadido marmore effectorum per Artum Quellinium eiusdem Civitatis", 1663.
Engraving in very good condition. Printed on laid 17th century laid paper with large margins.
Very good dark impression of this rare first state etching.
Measurements etching: 29.2 cm x 20.8 cm
Delivered in a museum passe-partout 50 cm x 40 cm.
- Artus Quellinus (1609-1668) , Hubert Quellinus (1619-1687)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- VOC, Arion on the dolphin and a ship coat of arms Amsterdam. Relief Insurance Chamber, Royal Palace.
- 1700 und früher
- Nicht signiert
- exzellenter Zustand
- 20.8×29.2×0 cm