About this artwork
Jacques de Gheyn trained as a glass painter, miniaturist, and ultimately as an engraver under Hendrick Goltzius. It was only around 1600 that he turned from printmaking to painting. Carolus Clusius, pictured here, was a French botanist who, in his later years, came to Leiden where his cultivation of tulips marked the beginning of the Dutch tulip-bulb industry.
- Jacob de Gheyn, II
- Carolus Clusius
- Artist's working dates 1596–1606
- Engraving, with stippling, in black on cream laid paper
- 213 × 176 mm (image); 219 × 183 mm (plate); 223 × 186 mm (sheet)
- The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections