A man stands, with his hand on his back, looking down at his seated wife, who is surrounded by three children.
Printdrawing on laid paper, by Cornelis van Noorde after Johannes Lingelbach, 1767. Sheet size 166 x 150 mm., carrier size 285 x 268 mm. Printdrawing is a graphic technique that resembles drawing, and uses combinations of etching, roulette, stipple engraving, and aquatint to accomplish this. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel was an avid collector of Dutch drawings, and is credited with inventing the technique of printdrawing.
Cornelis van Noorde (Haarlem 1731 – 1795 Amsterdam) was a Dutch landscape painter and printmaker. He is one of the founders of the Haarlemse Teekenacademie (Haarlem Academy of Drawing). Johannes Lingelbach (Frankfurt am Main 1622 – 1674 Amsterdam) was een German-born Dutch painter. His work is often associated with that of Philip Wouwerman, the famous horse and battle painter.
In excellent condition, on the original carrier sheet, presented in the much the same way as the printdrawings issued by Ploos van Amstel. An annotation in ink in a contemporary hand on the verso gives details of the artists involved.