11 November 1996
Monogrammist P.S. (active 17th/18th Century)
The Bust of Janus Lutma the Elder
signed and inscribed 'Proef Van PlaatSneden, door P:S, op Papier'
black lead, black lead framing lines, countermark letters IS
310 x 200 mm.; a drawing of a seated boy smoking, and 20 copies after various artists including N. Berchem, J. van Goyen, and A. van Everdingen, mostly 18th Century (22)
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(1) after the stipple engraving by J. Lutma the Younger (Hollstein XI, no. 6).
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