Original ca. 1620 engraving of an old man playing the violin by the Dutch Golden Age artist, son of the engraver Jacob Matham. The man, wearing a feathered cap and with a bagpipe strapped over his shoulder, is shown playing the violin left-handed, holding the instrument against his chest. The text below the image is a cheeky reference to the seventeenth-century sexual connotations of the violin and reads (translated from the Dutch): "My snares [strings] are still strong, as well as all the rest / So if my Aeltie helps then it will sure go best." The empty bagpipe the man carries is also a veiled reference to sexual prowess. Hollstein Dutch 6; "Old men in black and white: the imagination of the age in Dutch printmaking (1550-1650)", Anouk Janssen, p. 283, fig. 188; Amsterdam Rijksmuseum RP-P-1883-A-7212. Set on a silk mat and framed. Significant losses along the right edge with smaller hole and loss along the opposite side, area of staining to middle right, collector's pencil notation at foot, frame heavily chipped. 15.5 x 25 cm; 6.1 x 9.6 inches. Framed to 34 x 39 cm; 13.5 x 15.5 inches.