|Dimensions||Image 296 x 365 mm, Plate 300 x 367 mm, Sheet 334 x 410 mm|
Double prospect of the Dutch Raid on the river Medway in 1667. The Dutch navy attacked the English ships anchored near Chatham and Gillingham, under the command of Lieutenant Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, after capturing the town Sheerness. A reduced copy with German inscriptions of the large prospect by Romeyn de Hooghe after the design of Willem Schellinks, originally published by Nicolaes Visscher in 1667, this impression from Merian's 'Theatrum Euopaeum'.
Matthäus Merian the Elder (22 September 1593 - 19 June 1650) was a Swiss engraver born in Basel. Beginning his career in Zürich where he learned the art of copperplate engraving, Merian went on to study and work in various cities throughout France. In 1615, Merian returned to Basel. His return to Basel, however, was short lived, moving to Frankfurt the following year to work for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry. Merian later married de Bry's daughter. He was also the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the greatest natural history artists of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was a Dutch printmaker, painter and art dealer. He was mostly active in The Hague, Amsterdam and Haarlem.
Willem Schellinks (1623-1678) was a Dutch painter and topographical draughtsman from Amsterdam. He travelled and worked in England, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany and Malta, and often collaborated with other artists.
Hollstein Dutch, Hooghe, 75 (copy).
Condition: Good impression. Light creasing, and vertical folds as issued.