|Published||Amsterdam, [c. 1680]|
|Dimensions||Image 235 x 182, Plate 248 x 181mm Sheet 251 x 185 mm|
An uncommon allegorical print of "Sight" one of a set of five sense by Pieter Schenk. Alady sits on a bench, wearing luxurious attire and holding what appears to be a mirror or magnifying glass in each hand. A shard of light shines from the smaller into the centre of her forehead. Possibly an allegorical image.
Pieter Schenck (1660-1718 or 1719) was a Dutch engraver, mapmaker and publisher. Born in Elberfeld, Germany in 1660, Schenck moved to Amsterdam in 1683 where he became a pupil of Gerard Valck. He became a skilled exponent of mezzotint engraving, which he practised until 1695, at which point he focused on making and selling maps.
Condition: Some creasing and surface dirt and light surface rubbing, trimmed to the plate.