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GROENEWEGEN, GERRIT. - Verscheide soorten van Hollandse vaartuigen geteekent en gesneeden door G. Groenewegen.

Collection of the 7 series of ship etchings (1786-1801), bound together in one volume. Each series contains 12 etchings. Series A was issued in 1786, series B in 1787, series C in 1789, serie D en E in 1790, serie F in 1791 and finally a series without a letter was issued in 1801. All images approx. 15 x 13 cm, sheet size 21,5 x 17,5 cm. Only etching B9 is missing, so this collection contains 83 of the original 84 etchings. Bound in plain hardcover binding with etched titlepage (stamp of previous owner in upper margin). Some etchings have small stains in margings, but overall a very NICE and ATTRACTIVE copy. VERY RARE ITEM * * * * Gerrit Groenewegen originally was a ship’s carpenter like his father, but in 1779, after an industrial accident, he turned to the arts by entering an apprenticeship with Nicolaes Muys (1740-1808) in Rotterdam. Following his former profession he preferred ship and harbor pictures which he recorded in numerous drawings and etchings, which were very wanted for their exact knowledge of construction.
EUR 4500.00 [Appr.: US$ 4899.98 | £UK 3788.25 | JP¥ 772974] Book number 97096

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