Occupation title source   Balansmaker
Occupation title (english) Balance Maker
Hiscode 84230
Description of Image Two men are working in a printshop. At the left, a man wearing a soft cap stands at a work table, inking a plate. In the center, a printer turns the handles of a roller press. Close to the walls of the shop, pages of print, some with illustrations, are hanging to dry. The shop is illuminated with light entering a set of diamond-paned double windows at the rear. The Dutch utilized printing presses to produce books, broadsheets, almanacs, maps, playing cards, and art prints which enjoyed great popularity. Printers frequently functioned as book sellers and publishers. Broadsheets, almanacs, a...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Balansmaker
Translation (English) Balance Maker
Language source Dutch
Country source The Netherlands
Artist's name Jan Luyken
Artist's years and locations 1649-1712
Date of creation 1694
Medium Plate
Collection name Het Menselijk Bedrijf
Provenance Jan Luyken, Afbeelding der Menschelyke Bezigheden [=Spiegel van het Menslyk Bedryf] Amsterdam 1698

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