Neptune Drawn by a Sea Horse and a Unicorn

Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch, 1631 - 1708



Etching with engraved text printed from a separate plate on laid paper

Plate: 7 3/4 × 10 1/4 in. (19.7 × 26 cm)

Plate: 1 3/8 × 6 3/8 in. (3.5 × 16.2 cm)

Sheet: 9 7/16 × 10 9/16 in. (24 × 26.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund


Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 1 of 10 from D'Y Stroom en Zee gezichten geteekent en geest door Ludolf Bakhuizen (The River Ij and Seascapes Drawn and Etched by Ludolf Bakhuysen)


Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper center: AM [separated by Amersterdam Coat of Arms] STERDAM [reversed]; inscribed, in plate, lower right: L BAK [reversed] [on barrel]; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: L; Bakhuizen fecit et exc; cum Privil; ord; Hollandiae [ae in ligature] et West-Frisiae, [ae in ligature]; inscribed, in cartouche, lower center: Zoo bouwt men hier aant Scheepryk y / De Moerbalk van den Staat en Steeden, / Ten besten vant gemeen, en Leeden / Van de Indiaansche Maatschappy: / Zoo brengt men peerlen, wyd vant een int ander Landt; / Daar Kristus Leer, geleert, gesticht werd, en geplant. / Ludolf Bakhuizen.; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in black ink, lower left: AM [Alfred Morrison, Lugt.151]; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in red ink, lower left: j:P:H [John Postle Helestine, Lugt.1508]; Watermark, center left: [Coat of arms of Amsterdam]


Alfred Morrison (1821-1897), London; John P. Heseltine (1843-1929), London; William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York; sold to present collection, 1963.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 5.1

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