|Artist||Godfried Schalcken after Samuel van Hoogstraten|
|Published||[Symon Onder de Linde, c.1677]|
|Dimensions||Image 155 x 142 mm, Plate 203 x 149 mm, Sheet 212 x 154 mm|
From Matthys Balen's Beschryvinge der stad Dordrecht, first published by Symon Onder de Linde in Dordrecht, 1677.
Inscribed beneath image with 'Hanc Laudem Feram' and eight lines of Dutch text.
Cornelis van Beveren (1591-1663) was a Dutch knight and lord of Strevelshoek, West IJsselmonde and Kleine Lindt. He held many posts throughout his life including Mayor of Dordrecht (1628-1629, 1637-1638, 1642-1643, 1645-1646 and 1649-1650); board and steward to the General of South Holland (1618-1642); and curator of Leiden Academy.
Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706) was a Dutch painter and etcher. Born in Dordrecht, he was a pupil of Gerrit Dou. He worked in London between 1692 and 1697, and then in The Hague. He is best known for his highly-finished candlelit interiors.
Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, etcher and writer. Born in Dordrecht, he was taught by his father, Dirck. After his father's death in 1640, he studied under Rembrandt in Amsterdam. He returned to Dordrecht in around 1648. Between 1651 and 1653 he worked in Rome, and for the Emperor in Vienna. He returned to Dordrecht in 1654, and married there two years later. In around 1662 and 1666, he worked in London, before moving to The Hague. Here, he joined Pictura, a confraternity of painters. He died in Dordrecht in 1678.
Condition: Trimmed close to plate mark. Small ink stains on verso, not affecting image. Tipped to album page.