C1669

The Lodgings of the Artisans belonging to the Company

Artist:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

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S/N: ASI-1669-NIEU-309–216858
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Full Title:

The Lodgings of the Artisans belonging to the Company

Date:

C1669

Artist:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 130mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Lodgings of the Artisans belonging to the Company - Antique Print from 1669

Genuine antique
dated:

1669

Description:

Biography:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 – 1672)

Nieuhof worked for the VOC (Dutch East India Company) 1660 -1667 in India, Ceylon and Batavia until 1670. The VOCunsuccessfully tried to break the Portuguese monopoly on trade to Macau so they sent four embassies to Beijing between 1655 and 1685. As purser of the VOC-embassy to Peking Johan Nieuhof in 1655 had special instructions to observe all “farms, towns, palaces, rivers, …” that he might pass by, drawing them “in straight form and figure”. The pictures from these reports encouraged chinoiserie, which became especially popular in the 18th century.

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