Plate showing the Holy Family: Mary and Joseph with the baby Jesus, as well as Mary Magdalen and John, and an angel holding a small bunch of flowers over the heads of Mary and Jesus. Rare.
Made by Johann Jakob Frey the Elder after Rafael.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 49.5 x 66.5 cm (19.49 x 26.18 inch). Image size: 29.5 x 38.5 cm. (11.61 x 15.16 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Three of the edges uneven, two horizontal wrinkles in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
HOLY FAMILY-JESUS-MARY-JOSEPH-ANGEL | DP-A1-001-02
Publication details unknown at this time. This original master print is Frey’s copy of Edelinck’s print after Rafael. Published ca. 1730. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Johann Jakob Frey after Rafael (1483-1520).
Biography engraver: Johann Jakob Frey the Elder (Lucerne 1681-1752 Roma). He went to Rome in 1702. There he was initially the pupil of the Flemish engraver, Arnold van Westerhout, and then the painter Carlo Maratti. The influence of Carlo Maratti was decisive, as he drew Frey`s attention to the picturesque qualities of etching.
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