|Arnoud van Halen after Adriaen van Bloemen
|Image and sheet 206 x 172 mm
Portrait of Jan Pietersz Zomer, seated on a studded chair and slightly leaning forward, resting his left arm upon a pedestal. In his right hand, he holds a rolled scroll. Just in front of him,
also resting on the pedestal, is a closed book and a picture of the smiling philosopher Democritus. Zomer sits below an arch inscribed with 'Ars Haec / Mea Vita.
Jan Pietersz van Zomer (1641–1724) was a Dutch Golden Age engraver and art collector.
Hollstein 10, Muller II 5014.
Condition: Trimmed through image, and tears to bottom edge. Three small puncture holes to top of image. Trimmed through the pedestal, the print would have originally presented a much larger pedestal, which was inscribed with six lines of Dutch text, as well as the publication information.