Jacob Lutma (Netherlandish, ca. 1624–1654), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish, 1584–1669)
Amsterdam: [Frederik de Wit], 1654–78
Etching and engraving
plate 8 7/8 x 7 5/16 in. (22.6 x 18.6 cm), sheet 12 5/16 x 8 1/16 in. (31.3 x 20.5 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963 (63.601.10)
Jacob Lutma decided to use the print medium to preserve his father's designs for silver in the Auricular Style. The resulting series contains some of the most iconic Auricular Style prints and covers a great variety of objects and ornaments. This print cleverly combines two different motifs—the frame and the ewer—in one image, making it, as the title announces, useful for artists in various disciplines and an attractive collector's item for "all who love the arts."