Pieter van der Heyden (circa 1530-Antwerp-after 1572), The Four Seasons Ver (Spring), Aestas (Summer), Autumnus (Autumn), Hyems (Winter). Complete series of four engravings after the designs of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (circa 1525 -1569) and Hans Bol (1534-593). Paper. Circa 22.5 x 28.5 cm with large margins around. Inscribed in the plates ‘Bruegel inve’ and ‘Bol inv.’ The serie was published by Hieronymus Cock, 1570. E.H. Ariëns Kappers (stand 710). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015)
Only ‘Spring’ signed by Pieter van der Heyden, but is generally accepted that he engraved the other plates as well.
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Founded in 1980 by art historian Erik Ariëns Kappers in the now famous Spiegelkwartier in Amsterdam, neighbour of the Rijksmuseum. He is dealing mainly in masterprints ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. Since 2011 he also sells Japanese prints.
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