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Jan Cornelis Sylvius, preacher
etching, engraving and drypoint with etched tone
27.8 × 18.8 cm (plate) 28.0 × 19.0 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 280; Hind 225 ii/ii; White & Boon 280 ii/ii; NHD 235 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
printed in ink (in image) u.c.: Rembrandt 1646
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1891
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


Watermark Form
Strasbourg bend
The Strasbourg bend watermark shows a fleur-de-lis above a shield with a bend (diagonal band), is named after the city Strasbourg and is also referred to as the Arms of Strasbourg. The watermark motif was in common use from the mid-15th century through to the 17th century.
Watermark and variant description
Strasbourg bend - variant A.a.a. Shield with a double-banded bend (the arms of Strasbourg) and side scrolls, surmounted by a large fleur-de-lis. Diamond-shaped central petal. A double band crosses the petals. 4WR below the shield.
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 141 (1598, England); Lugt 100, 132; Labarre 119 (c.1598, England and 1538-1616, Holland).
Chain Line Interval
28 mm
Laid Line Frequency
Placement and spacing of wires
142 x 14 [14|28|11] x 18
Wire Side
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