Daniel in the lions' den

  • New
Reference: S46193
Author Nicolas de BRUYN
Year: 1618
Measures: 415 x 525 mm
€1,500.00

  • New
Reference: S46193
Author Nicolas de BRUYN
Year: 1618
Measures: 415 x 525 mm
€1,500.00

Description

Daniel is standing in the lions' den, surrounded by lions. King Darius is kneeling at the edge of the lions' den, happy to find Daniel unharmed. Behind King Darius are court servants and soldiers.

Engraving, 1618, signed and dated in plate at lower right.

Magnificent proof, richly toned, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, traces of central horizontal crease, otherwise in excellent condition.

Nicolaes de Bruyn (Antwerp, 1571 - Rotterdam, 1656) was a Flemish engraver who, after training in Antwerp, was active in Holland. De Bruyn was the son of sugar manufacturer Jan de Bruyn and nephew of engraver Abraham, as well as brother-in-law of Jan van Londerseel, another skilled Flemish landscape engraver who had moved to Rotterdam. He was instructed in the art of engraving by his uncle Abraham, whose style of execution and size of plates he did not follow. His graphics follow the style of Lucas van Leyden's works; his compositions are finished very accurately with the burin, although they lack contrast in chiaroscuro. He worked in Rotterdam from 1617, where he died in 1656, signing his plates sometimes with the initials N. de B., other times with a monogram.

Bibliografia

New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) / The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700, n. 37.

Nicolas de BRUYN (Anversa 1570 circa – Amsterdam 1656)

Nicolaes de Bruyn, probably was the son of Abraham De Bruyn, and was instructed by him in engraving, he did not follow his example, either in the style of his execution, or in the size of his plates. He appears to have studied and to have formed his manner from the works of Lucas van Leyden. In Antwerp guild in 1601, he signed his plates sometimes with his initials N. de B., and sometimes with a monogram.

Nicolas de BRUYN (Anversa 1570 circa – Amsterdam 1656)

Nicolaes de Bruyn, probably was the son of Abraham De Bruyn, and was instructed by him in engraving, he did not follow his example, either in the style of his execution, or in the size of his plates. He appears to have studied and to have formed his manner from the works of Lucas van Leyden. In Antwerp guild in 1601, he signed his plates sometimes with his initials N. de B., and sometimes with a monogram.