VALCKERT, Werner Jacobsz. van den
(b. ca. 1580, Den Haag, d. ca. 1627, Amsterdam)

Sleeping Venus

1612
Etching
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

There are a number of artworks in 17th-century Dutch art depicting figures putting their index fingers to their lips. In this print a satyr makes the gesture as he espies a sleeping nude.