SOUTMAN, Pieter (c.1580-1657):

A Turkish Sultan on Horseback with his Retenue, after a drawing by P.P. Rubens and part of a painting by A. Elsheimer

Etching. Hollstein 16, third state of four, before removal of Elsheimer’s name
Watermark: Crowned Strasbourg lily
Provenance: Prosper Henry Lankrink (Lugt 2090); P & D Colnaghi (April/May catalogue 1969, no. 103); Carlos van Hasselt as a present for J.G. van Gelder

A fine impression with guide-lines still showing in the inscription, rich in the hatching on the horse and adjacent shield, with small margins all round. A small invisible repair near the hat-brim of one of the figures background left, minor thin spots in three corners where hinges were removed, otherwise in very good condition.
329 x 229mm. Extremely rare.              
$3,400