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70 5674 Saenredam J P 1565 1607
70/5674 Saenredam, J.P. (1565-1607). A group of young people ignoring the advice of a philosopher, the church of Assendelft in the background. Copperengraving, 30,4x39,7, "Joannes Saenredam fecit Ao. 1596" in the image and w. 12-line Latin text in caption below.

- A fine impression, cut just outside/ on the borderline, but professionally remargined and backed w. thin Japanese, thus closing a tiny hole. Watermark armorial crosier (Briquet 1309, 1567-1594).

= Hollstein 133, the 1st state (of 2), titling the print as Young couples celebrating and dancing (Church of Assendelft in background?); F.M. 1050A; Atlas van Stolk 975; De Waal vol. 1, p.252-254 and vol. 2, p.119-121 and pl.94. Cat. Dawn of the Golden Age no. 45: "After working with Goltzius in Haarlem for many years and spending some time with Jacques de Gheyn in Amsterdam, Jan Saenredam took the unusual step of establishing himself as an engraver in Assendelft, the country village where he grew up. Saenredam made many prints there, including this rather unusual image, which he presumably engraved after his own design. The print was previously known as Peasant dance around the church of Assendelft, and it is indeed likely that the local St. Odulphuskerk is depicted in the background. However, the print must not be seen as a topographical view nor, as in the above mentioned title, understood as a depiction of a particular event that took place at Assendelft. While the subject is generally moralising in nature, its iconography was decidedly innovative when the print appeared in 1596. (...) [the old man] is criticising youthful frivolity and exhorting the young people to moderation." Very rare print. SEE ILLUSTRATION ON TITLE-PAGE.

€ (2.500-3.500)