Michiel Mosyn (Dutch, born 1630), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish, 1584–1669) and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch, 1621–1674)
Amsterdam: [Cornelis Danckerts I], [ca. 1651–53]
Etching and engraving
plate 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.7 x 20.9 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956 (56.500.10)
The publisher Cornelis Danckerts was clever enough to quickly pick up on the popularity of print series showing designs in the Auricular Style. Taking full advantage of the wide demand, he compiled a series after all the first important protagonists of the style such as the van Vianen brothers, van den Eeckhout, and Lutma. This design for a silver powder box after Lutma contains a great amount of information about its construction, showing both a side view and the decorations on top of the lid as well as two views of the cupid-shaped grip and a more simple variation.