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Teyler, Johannes (1648-c.1709)


Johannes Teyler (1648–1709?), a philosopher, mathematician and military engineer – not an artist or engraver – was granted a privilege for the States of Holland and West-Frisia for printing engravings and etchings in colour in 1688. His exact working manner is not described in the privilege, but from the production of the workshop that he financed can be seen that all prints were inked à la poupée in multiple bright colours. From 1695 Amsterdam print dealers also started publishing prints in Teyler's manner. The so-called 'Teyler prints' are known to print historians and antiquarian print dealers. The production from the workshop of Johannes Teyler is estimated at over 400 unique prints. (source:The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts Johannes Teyler and Dutch Colour Prints, (A.Stijnman (compiler) and S.Turner (editor), Sound & Vision Publishers B.V., Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, 2017))