Original antique master print. It shows what appears: a group of Greek / Roman or biblical people collecting the bodies of dead or murdered persons. Proof before final lettering. Rare.
Made by Johann Frederik Clemens after Sebastien Bourdon.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 62 x 51 cm (24.41 x 20.08 inch). Image size: 49.5 x 44.5 cm. (19.49 x 17.52 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Middle fold, as issued. Bottom margin creased. A crease into the image. Damage to the top margin, resulting in a small hole. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DEATH-BURIAL-MOURN-LAMENT | DP-A1-001-25
Master print published in 1777. Probably a proof print before final lettering. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J.F. Clemens after Bourdon.
Biography engraver: Johann Frederik Clemens (1749-1831) was a Danish printmaker in etching.
Biography artist: Sebastien Bourdon (1616-1671) was a French painter and engraver. His best known work is The Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Notre Dame cathedral.