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SCHENCK, P. - Fredericus, Princ. Saxon. - Frederici, Polonor. Regis Filis. Septem annorum erat joas cum regnare cepiffet. . .

SCHENCK, P. -  Fredericus, Princ. Saxon. - Frederici, Polonor. Regis Filis. Septem annorum erat joas cum regnare cepiffet. . .
Fredericus, Princ. Saxon. - Frederici, Polonor. Regis Filis. Septem annorum erat joas cum regnare cepiffet. . . - SCHENCK, P.
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Title : Fredericus, Princ. Saxon. - Frederici, Polonor. Regis Filis. Septem annorum erat joas cum regnare cepiffet. . ..
Map maker : SCHENCK, P..
Date : Amsterdam, 1720.
Size : 9.8 x 6.7 inches. / 25.0 x 17.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :A decorative full portrait of the young prince in a flowing ermine robe standing next to a table with Bible, sword and coat of arms.

Pieter Schenck was a prolific printmaker and publisher in Amsterdam and Leipzig, Pieter Schenck created nearly a thousand prints, mostly mezzotints, published another thousand etchings made by others, and was also a leading publisher of maps.
Born in Elberfeld (now Wuppertal), Germany in 1660, he moved to Amsterdam early in the 1680s and became the pupil of Gerard Valck (1651/52-1726), whose daugher Agatha he married in 1687. Schenck and Valck bought the much of the stock of the publisher Jan Jansz. in 1683 or1684.
Schenck’s early works were topographical prints. He learned mezzotint from Valck, and created many mezzotint portraits. Other than a few portraits, most of his prints reproduce the designs of others.
He became a very successful businessman, with operations in Leipzig as well as Amsterdam. He is recorded as attending many of the Leipzig trade fairs in May and October from 1700 through 1711.
At some point Schenck was appointed court engraver to August II, the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733).
Although sources differ, he probably died in Amsterdam in 1718 or 1719. ¤
Condition : A good and dark impression. Margins cut to plate mark. Else good condition.


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