Pons Blenhimensis

Method Copper engraving
Artist Pieter Stevensz Van Gunst
Published Amsterdam, c. 1720
Dimensions Image 355 x 673 mm, Plate 358 x 684 mm, Sheet 527 x 794 mm
Notes An impressive large scale elevation of the bridge at Blenheim Palace. Title, with statistics listed below, in Latin, English, French and Dutch.

Pieter van Gunst (1658/ 59 - c.1731) worked in Amsterdam as a reproductive engraver in the manner of Houbraken. A prolific printmaker, he is best-known for his portrait prints and book illustrations. He was linked with Britain in 1713-5 when he engraved a set of ten plates after whole-lengths by van Dyck from the Wharton collection (before they went to Houghton and thence to the Hermitage). These were proposed to subscribers by a syndicate of dealers - Cock, Comyns and McSwiny - who employed Houbraken to come from Holland in 1713 to make the drawings and van Gunst to engrave them in Amsterdam. The set of ten was advertised in the London Gazette on 13 December 1715.

Condition: Vertical creases as issued, some staining to edges of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £650.00
Stock ID 36812