Artist: Hendrik Pothoven Dutch, 1725-1795 painter and draughtsman, working in Amsterdam.
Engraver: Jacob Houbraken (Dutch, 1698-1780). Engraver, a specialist in portraits. Also, dealer and collector of Rembrandt's etchings.
Title: Mr. Daniel de Dieu.
Signed, Titled, and Dated: Mr. Daniel de Dieu, Burgermeester en Raad der Stad Amsterdam. eertyds Ambassadeur van den Staat aan het Russische Hof. H.Pothoven ad viv del. 1757,
J. Houbraken fec.; Is. Tirion excudit. (Mr. Daniel de Dieu, Mayor and Council of the City of Amsterdam. Formerly Ambassador of the State to the Russian Court).
Dimensions: Image 6 3/4" X 4 1/8". Sheet 8 3/8" x 5". Mat 20" x 13'.
Publisher: Isaak Tirion (Dutch, 1705-1765), publisher of books, maps, and prints; active in Amsterdam from 1725 onwards.
Date: 1757 - 1758.
Materials and Techniques: engraving on laid paper.
Mat and Frame: Matted. Hinged along the upper corners of the sheet. The mat bears the label of the Lakeside Studio, Lakeside, Michigan (before 1987).
Provenance: Lakeside Studio, Lakeside, Michigan (before 1987).
- The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Wears to margins and to the mat. Foxing to the label. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Catalog Raisonne: Ver Huell, p. 17. No. 98.
Museums and Libraries: The Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-48.688. The British Museum 1854,0614.139.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Dutch School XVIII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of the same item from The Rijksmuseum and The British Museum collections.