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The Hurdy-Gurdy Player

A work made of etching and engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on paper.


c. 1649-58


Cornelis Visscher (Dutch, c. 1629-1658)
after Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685)

About this artwork

A professional engraver and drafstman, Cornelis Visscher made almost two hundred engravings in his short life, both from his own design and after other artists, as in this example.


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Prints and Drawings


Cornelis Visscher


The Hurdy-Gurdy Player


Holland (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1648–1658


Etching and engraving on paper


38 × 32.2 cm (15 × 12 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

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