This year is the three hundredth anniversary of the death of Jan Luyken on 5 April 1712. To mark the occasion, an updated version has been published of his famous Het Menselyk Bedryf (Book of Trades), which first appeared in 1694.
At Work Immortalised
For Menselyk Bedryf. Van werkplaats tot eeuwigheid (Trading Places: At Work Immortalised) photographer Karin Broekhuijsen portrayed forty contemporary professions in surprising perspectives. Jan Luyken’s 17th-century verses were adapted by Dutch man-of-letters Bert Jurling into modern idiom. And all this augmented with an array of interesting information about the life and work of Jan Luyken assembled by Nel Klaversma, curator of old and rare books at Amsterdam Museum.
Available now at the MuseumShop
Click on the images next to this article to view the prints of Jan Luyken's Book of Trades.