|Artist||Jacobus Houbraken after Nicolaas Verkolje|
|Dimensions||Image & Plate 183 x 138 mm, Sheet 213 x 169 mm|
Portrait of the Dutch apothecary, chemist and poet, Abraham Bogaert (1663-1727).
Inscribed beneath portrait oval with four lines of Dutch text written by David van Hoogstraten.
Jacob or Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) was a Dutch portrait engraver, and dealer and collector of Rembrandt's etchings. Born in Dordrecht, he was the son of the artist Arnold Houbraken. In 1707 he moved to Amsterdam, where he assisted his father on a book of the lives of the Dutch Golden Age artists, entitled De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718-1721). Between 1743 and 1752, Houbraken worked with George Vertue on Thomas Birch's Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. He also engraved the portraits for Jan van Gool's Nieuwe schouburg der Nederlantsche kunstschilders (1750-51). Between 1752 and 1759, he worked on Jan Wagenaar's Vaderlandsche historie, which was published by Isaac Tirion.
Ver Huell 37, Hind 154
Condition: Horizontal crease through centre of image and sheet. Creasing to lower left corner of sheet. Professionally repaired tear to lower left corner of plate.