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Late Seventeenth Century Business Card

Business card by Kasper Luyken for a gold and silver thread shop, late 17th century, Netherlands. Business card by Kasper Luyken for a gold and silver thread shop, late 17th century, Netherlands. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. RP-P-OB-44.596.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a business card for the gold and silver thread shop of Christiaan Beuning, in Beuningen (Gelderland, The Netherlands). It measures 20.4 x 18.1 cm. The engraving is made by Caspar Luyken (1672-1708; see also De Borduurder) and dates to the late seventeenth century.

The print shows the inside of the shop, with a man and woman to the right sorting out some threads. To the left the shop assistants are weighing the spools of threads.

A draft of the drawing is housed in the Amsterdam Museum, acc. no. TA 13644.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 8 October 2016).

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