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The Lamentation of Christ 1766-7
CRE RYMSDYCK, Andrew van; (English; died 1786) AFTER DYCK, Anthony van, Sir; (Flemish; 1599-1641)
printed in black on laid paper
43.0 x 34.8
55 x 41 (sheet)
"Ant Van Dyck eques pinx.t And. Van Rymsdyk sculp.t Aet. 14"; "To the Society Instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts. Manufactures & Commerce, This plate....Sold by A. Van Rymsdyk, Charles St, St James's price 7s 6d"
From the founder, Dr William Hunter's collection. Andrew Van Rymsdyk, who engraved this print at the age of 14, as the inscription tells us, was the son of Jan Van Rymsdyk the Dutch medical illustrator who made anatomical drawings for Dr. Hunter, Dr Smellie and Dr. Jenty. The drawings made by Rymsdyk senior for Hunter were followed by similar work of an obstetrical nature for Smellie and Jenty. For Jenty's work published in 1775 called UTERI PRĘGNANTIS & AD PARTUM MATURI DEMONSTRATIONES, Rymsdyk senior also made mezzotint engravings of his own earlier drawings. The present engraving is not dated, but the dedication to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce, of which Hunter was a prominent member, might have been inspired by his award of the premium of £10.10.0 in 1766 for "Human figures or Heads" for artists under 14. From 1758 Hunter was a Member of the Society, and he was active on the committee for the 'Polite Arts', which awarded significant prize money to young artists.
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