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Jan Six
etching, engraving and drypoint
24.0 × 19.2 cm (image) 24.3 × 19.2 cm (plate) 28.8 × 21.5 cm irreg. (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
New Hollstein 238 v/v
5th of 5 states
printed in ink l.l.: JAN SIX A. E 29
printed in ink l.r.: Rembrandt f.. 1647
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1960
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Interiors Portraits
Subjects (specific)
art collectors daylight full-length figures patrons (philanthropists) reading (activity) Six, Jan windows


Watermark Form
Strasbourg lily
The Strasbourg lily watermark shows a shield with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown. There are many variants of the Strasbourg lily motif used by papermakers in Strasbourg, and some variants have also been connected to South-West France from the mid-17th century onward.
Watermark and variant description
Strasbourg lily - variant B.y. Fleur-de-lis on a crowded shield. The central petal rounded. The crown has three bands, the central one being the broadest. Double horns flank the crown, on which there is a complex fleur-de-lis and leaves. Beside the horns are multi-petal flowers. The shield has side scrolls. A chain line does not go through the centre of the watermark.
Additional notes
This example includes the monogram 'WR' below the shield and refers to the papermill of Wendelin Richel or Rihel, a printer and papermaker from Strasbourg in the 16th century.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 1780 (1680, London); Churchill 401 (1625); Wibiral 7b (1660).
Chain Line Interval
27-28 mm
Laid Line Frequency
10 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
? X ? [?|27|?] x ?
Wire Side
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