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Blacksmiths at work. Mezzotint by J. McArdell.

  • Brouwer, Adriaen, 1605 or 1606-1638.
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London (at the Golden Head in Covent Garden) : Sold by J. Mc.Ardell

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; sheet 33.2 x 26 cm


Done from a capital picture of Brouwer in the collection of B: Cleeve Esqr. by Jas. McArdell.

Creator/production credits

The attribution of the composition to Brouwer, as found in the lettering to this print, is ruled out by Scholz, loc. cit. ("Eine Brouwer-Invention als Grundlage fur Mac Ardells Blatt ist auszuschliessen")

References note

Horst Scholz, Brouwer invenit: druckgraphische Reproduktionen des 17.-19. Jahrhunderts nach Gemälden und Zeichnungen Adriaen Brouwers, Marburg 1985, pp. 187-188, no. 167 (as "Zwei Arbeiter in einer Schmiede")


Wellcome Library no. 30962i



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