Winter landscape with farm after Esaias van Velde
Engraving on thick paper after a painting by Esaias van Velde entitled, “Winter landscape with farm. There is a signature in pencil, but it is unknown. The image is 24 x 19 cm, the sheet is 44 x 37 cm. The paper has suffered from moisture and has cracks in the edges. The print is in good condition. The print is delivered in a passe partout.
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Esaias van de Velde (christened Amsterdam, May 17, 1587 – buried The Hague, November 18, 1630) was a Dutch painter, engraver and draftsman belonging to the Dutch School. He was the son and pupil of Hans van de Velde (Antwerp, 1552 – Amsterdam, 1609). He would also have been a pupil of Gillis van Coninxloo (III) and David Vinckboons. After the death of his father, he moved to Haarlem, where he was registered in 1612 with the Saint Luke Guild. He was also a member of a rederijkerskamer in Haarlem in 1617 and 1618. On October 10, 1618 he was registered with the painters’ guild of The Hague. In The Hague he worked together with Bartholomeus van Bassen and Pieter Anthonisz. van Groenewegen, he provided Van Bassen architectural pieces with figures. Van de Velde was a teacher of Jan van Goyen, Pieter van Laer, Jan Martszen the Younger and Pieter de Neyn. He also left at least two sons, Esaias II van de Velde (1615-before 1681) and Anthony II van de Velde (1617-1672). Van Van Velde is known for, among other things: genre paintings, landscapes and portraits.