Vincent Jacobsz., gauger and wine-merchant in Amsterdam
1571 - 1631
after Cornelius Ketel
1548 - 1616
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".
i of 1 state
25.2 x 18.0 cm image; 25.9 x 18.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006