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De Brillemaaker

De Brillemaaker

Accession №2009.008.00001
CategoryEtching
PurposeArt
Specific NameDe Brillemaaker
Artist/MakerJan Luiken
Date1694

Description

Engraved scene entitled "De Brillemaaker" by Jan Luyken (aka Johannes Luiken), 1649-1712. This print originally appeared in his book "Het Menselyk Bedryf", translated as "The Book of Trades", published in 1694. Print shows a spectacle peddler and a man trying on spectacles.

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