Tomb of Gerrit van Assendelft, Owner of Westeinde

  • About the work
    Country: Netherlands
    City: The Hague
    Place: British Embassy

    Gerrit van Giessen’s view of the ‘Tomb of Gerrit van Assendelft’ shows part of the interior of Assendelft chapel, in North Holland, founded in 1482. The tomb itself includes the recumbent effigies of husband and wife Gerrit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dalem. In front of the structure, two figures are in conversation to the left, while a man draws the tomb to the right. Eight coats of arms hang on the wall to either side. A further example of this print is in the collection of the British Museum, London.

  • About the artist
    Little is known about the 18th-century Dutch printmaker and artist Gerrit van Giessen.
    Painter and engraver Pieter van Cuyck II was born in The Hague and studied under his father, Pieter van Cuyck I (1687-1765). He married Catharina du Blois. Several engravings were made after his drawings.
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    Tomb of Gerrit van Assendelft, Owner of Westeinde
    Origin uncertain
    image: [bottom] G:van:Giessen. delin: R. Boitet Excud Cum Privileg. P:v:Cuyck sculps.; below image: Graf-tombe van Herre GERRIT VAN ASSENDELFT, Ridder, Raad Ordinaris in den Hove van Holland, en Ionkvr. BEATRIX van DALEM. Ambagstvr. van Besoyen, euz.
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