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Title

Vincent Jacobsz., gauger and wine-merchant in Amsterdam


Artists

Jacob Matham

Netherlands

1571 - 1631

after Cornelius Ketel

Netherlands

1548 - 1616


About

Matham learned engraving from his stepfather Hendrick Goltzius. In 17th-century Holland gaugers were responsible for measuring the capacity of imported casks of wine and calculating the customs duty. The verse in old Dutch reads as follows: "With self-searching, most people find the reason and cause for disputes about what is theirs or yours. Yet reason and the law (where disputes are concerned) bound by measurement and justice aim to suit everyone".


Details


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

i of 1 state


Dimensions

25.2 x 18.0 cm image; 25.9 x 18.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

256.1979


Artist information

Jacob Matham

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Cornelius Ketel

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history