Wall plate ‘The Threatened Swan’ Jan Asselijn, Large
The Golden Age is a period in the Dutch history that lasted from 1575 – 1675. The Dutch republic experienced a time of great wealth and arts and crafts, like painting, flourished. The picture on this plate is based on the painting The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn (Dieppe 1610 – Amsterdam October 1 1652). Asselijn was a Dutch painter of landscapes and animals. The Threatened Swan is his most famous work. The painting is on display at the Rijksmuseum.
The symbolism in this painting is striking and recognizable to many. The swan protects its eggs from threat. The eggs symbolize everything you love. And the swan is you, you fight to protect your loved ones.
The endangered swan was the first purchase by Nationale Konst-Gallery in Huis ten Bosch palace, the predecessor of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. On June 11, 1800 It was purchased for a bargain price of 100 guilders. Now you can add this famous painting to your own collection for a bargain price of € 29.95
Dimensions: 31.5 cm / 12,4 inch
Weight: 1100 grams. / 38,8 oz