Marcus de Bye - 17th Century Etching, Bull and Water Trough
DescriptionMarcus de Bye - Original 17th Century Etching. Inscribed 'P Potter inv, M de Bye fecit, N Visscher excudit no 14'. On laid. There are some stains as shown and the edges of the sheet are tatty.Paulus Potter (1625-1654) is arguably Holland's most heralded animal artist. He died at the age of twenty-nine so his oeuvre is small in number. Both a painter and printmaker he created only eighteen etchings. Marcus De Bye (1639-1688) was a painter engraver from The Hague, pupil of the painter Jacob van der Does. He is better known for his etchings than for his paintings, among them fine work after Paulus Potter. Shortly after Potter's death, Marcus De Bye began etching sets of animal studies after this master's drawings. The first set was published around 1657 and at least five others followed based solely upon Potter's designs. The sizes for the series ranged from eight to sixteen plates.
12.7 x 16cm (5" x 6.3")
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|Artist||Marcus de Bye|
|Dimensions||12.7 x 16cm|
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