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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jacob Matham

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Cornelius Ketel

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • 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".

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition