Artist: Jacob Folkema (Dutch, 1692-1767), an engraver in Amsterdam. Father Johannes was a goldsmith. Trained by his father and later by Bernard Picart.
Title: The Force of Blood (Leocadia and Rodolfo), illustration to La fuerza de la sangre. Novela VI. Page 302 of Volume 1 of "Nouvelles de Michel de Cervantes Saavedra."
Titled, Dated, and Signed in plate: J. Folkema del. et sculp.
Numbered in the top right: "Tom. i. pag. 302." This line has been cut off and is included here for reference purposes only.
Dimensions: Sheet 5 5/8" x 3 1/8".
Edition: "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Exemplary Novels." In the XVIII Century, there were several editions of the 'Exemplary Novels' with the same set of Folkema illustrations. The first one was in 1739.
Materials and Techniques: engraving on laid paper pasted along the upper edge onto the backing sheet.
Provenance: 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: Trimmed to the image. The u.l. corner of the support is broken. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Part of: Cervantes Saavedra, M. de., Guerra, F., Neaulme, J., Kent, G., Folkema, J. (1739). Novelas exemplares. En Haya: a costa de J. Neaulme. Tom 1, p. 302.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 1901,1022.2397 (1768 edition). The Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-66.144
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Dutch School XVIII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from the catalog of the British Museum and The Rijksmuseum collections.