Herman Saftleven, after. Self-Portrait. Engraving by Conraad Waumans. 1649 (c).
Herman Saftleven, after. Self-Portrait. Engraving by Conraad Waumans. 1649 (c).
Herman Saftleven, after. Self-Portrait. Engraving by Conraad Waumans. 1649 (c).
Herman Saftleven, after. Self-Portrait. Engraving by Conraad Waumans. 1649 (c).
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Artist: Herman Saftleven (Dutch, 1609-1685), after. Painter, etcher, and publisher. 
Engraver:  Conraad Waumans (Flemish, 1619-after 1675 ). Engraver and draughtsman. Between 1633-34 pupil of Paulus Pontius. In 1636 or 1637 he became a member of the guild of St. Luke in Antwerp.
Title: Portrait of Herman Saftleven (after a self-portrait).
Signed, Numbered, Titled, and Dated: [No] 68. Herman Saftleven./Natif de Rotterdam en l'an 1609 un bon peintre en paijsages/au commencement ii faisoit paijsanes, et granges/nais au present il a sa seule delectation en paijsages sa residense/ est en la villa d'Utrecht./H.Haftleven pinx./Coen Woumans sculpsit. /I.Meljssens excudit.
Dimensions: Image/plate 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". Sheet 9 3/4" x 6 3/8".
Publisher: Jan Meyssens (Flemish, 1613-1670) painter, engraver, and publisher. He published work by Wenceslaus Hollar and prints after portraits of artists, 'Diverse Hommes d'Esprit sublime', in the manner of van Dyck's Iconography.
Edition: The prints were known to be published in six different editions. ...  Third in "The True Effigies of the Most Eminent Painters and other Famous Artists that have flourished in Europe curiously engraved on 125 copper plates" (1694; re-published in 1705). The prints are often found with manuscript pen and ink numbering. These impressions are here catalogued as belonging to the third edition.
Date1649 (c).
Materials and Techniques: engraving on laid paper.
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.
ConditionThe signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Catalog Raisonne
- Beschrijvende catalogus van 7000 portretten, van Nederlanders, en van buitenlanders, tot Nederland in betrekking staande, afkomstig uit de collectiën: de Burlett, Verstolk van soelen, Lamberts, enz By  Frederik
Muller 1853. No. 4671.
Part of Series: Image de divers hommes (1649). 
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum Sheepshanks.7349.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Flemish School XVII C. Dutch School XVII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of the same item from the British Museum collection.