HENDRIK FAN STÄBEN BE GROOT
Two-line Pearl Slanted Outline Shaded Capitals no. 877.
JAN SMID ANTHONY BRUYN DIDOT
Two-line Pearl Outline Shaded Capitals no. 876.
HENDRIK BRUYN DE GROOT
Two-line Brevier Oudine Shaded Capitals no. 874.
PLOOS VAN AMSTEL BRUYN
Double Pica Outline Shaded Capitals no. 873.
Two-line Great Primer Outline Shaded Capitals no. 875.
Four-line Great Primer Outline Shaded Capitals no. 872.
Eight-line Pica Outline Shaded Capitals no. 871.
Double Pica Outline Shaded Capitals no.870.
Fig. 486. Outline Shaded Capitals from the foundries of J. de Groot, The Hague and Harmsen & Co, Amsterdam.
PLOOS VAN AMSTEL GANDO
Two-line Nonpareil Tiding Capitals no. 878.
Two-line Brevier Titling Capitals no. 881.
HENDRIK VAN STADEN
Two-line English-bodied Titling Capitals N0.879.
PLOOS VAN AMSTEL
Two-line Small Pica Tiding Capitals no. 880.
Fig. 487. Titling Capitals from the foundry of J. de Groot, The Hague.
TYPEFOUNDING AT THE HAGUE: DE GROOT
shaded Roman, No. 8j6 and its Italic, No. 8jj are evidently of more recent origin, probably
imitations of some by J. G. Gillé of Paris (fig. 486).
Besides the two-line Roman capitals which De Groot got from Rosart at the
outset of his career, he had capitals on Two-line Nonpareil, No. 8j8 to which he added a
lower-case which has since vanished. The series of Roman capitals was afterwards
enlarged by Harmsen, who added three of French origin : a Two-line English, No. 879, a
Two-line Small Pica, No. 880 and a Two-line Brevier, No. 881 (fig. 487). These types illustrate the
growth of French influence on Dutch typography towards the end of the eighteenth
century. In De Groot's foundry it is especially noticeable in the titling capitals
and the Italics. The tide of fashion set against the Dutch typefounders, and sooner
or later, however reluctantly, they were obliged to go with it. As his first move
No. 10. Kleine Kanon Curfyf.
Als de Phiìofooph Dio¬
genes een Kind zag, dat
met zyn bolle hand Water |
[ fchepte, от te drinken, zo
от van een onnoozel Kind
te leeren; want by nam\
de honten Nap, die by by
hem plagt te draagen, en |
wierp ze weg, zeggende: ik 1
hebbe niet geweeten dati
de Natuur den Menfch zo I
wel morzien had.
Fig.488. Two-line English-bodied Italic N0.882.
Resetting of the type-specimen of J. de Groot, The Hague, 1781.