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Print - View of Stockholm

View of Stockholm

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam

  • Date:

    1700

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tilemans, Seger (engraver)

  • Museum number:

    E.1635-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FF, shelf 7A

This is a perspective view of the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm. It is taken from a grand atlas of cities made by the Dutch printmaker in Amsterdam in around 1700. This was made towards the end of the golden age of Dutch printmaking when the publication of atlases had reached its zenith. It shows an idealised view of the city with charming incidental detail. Below the scene and the coat of arms of Sweden is a laudatory poem, printed in 3 different languages, which indicates its international audience.

Physical description

An engraving of a view of Stockholm, shown in aerial perspective, giving many incidental details of the everyday life of the residents of the city. Below is a poem praising the city translated into Latin, Dutch and French. Above are the coat of arms for Sweden.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam

Date

1700

Artist/maker

Tilemans, Seger (engraver)

Marks and inscriptions

Qui pourra voir des Suedois le bonheur, qui pourra voir stockholme a pleins desirs, la cour des rois, des richesses, l'honneur contemplera le monde, et les plaisirs
Who can see the Swedes happiness, which will see a full Stockholme desires, the courts of kings, wealth, honor contemplate the world and its pleasures
This inscription is also in Latin and Dutch besides the French.

Amsterdam gedruckt by Seger Tilemans
Printed in Amsterdam by Seger Tilemans

Descriptive line

A view of Stockholm showing the town in aerial perspective with the arms of Sweden printed above.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Maps; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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