Jan Gillisz van Vliet (also called Jan Georg van Vliet; Jan van Vliet; Jan (Johannes) Gillisz. van Vliet) (circa 1600/1610-1667)
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Jan Gillisz van Vliet (also called Jan Georg van Vliet; Jan van Vliet; Jan (Johannes) Gillisz. van Vliet) (circa 1600/1610-1667), Dutch
FAMILY NEAR A SPIRAL STAIRCASE, 1934 [BARTSCH, 56 II]
Etching on laid paper, laid down to a heavy wove paper partially removed; signed in the plate on the staircase. Matted and unframed.
Plate/Sheet, trimmed to platemark 6.1" x 5.5" — 15.6 x 14 cm.
Mariet Westermann, Rembrandt, 2000, pgs. 45 and 106
Jan Gillisz van Vilet was a contemporary and collaborator of Rembrandt during his Leiden perod. Rembrandt would engage the printmaker Jan Gillisz van Vliet to create several works, the most ambitious of which was their collaboration for the etching and engraved work The Descent from the Cross (1633).