Original master print showing the victorious Jephthah returning from the Ammonites with a train of soldiers and prisoners. His daughter is the first to greet him when he arrives. Jephthah, however, swore an oath to sacrifice the first to come out of his house upon his return.
Made by Pieter Nolpe after David Colijn.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 57.5 x 48 cm (22.64 x 18.9 inch). Image size: 50.5 x 39.5 cm. (19.88 x 15.55 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Top left and right corners creased, middle fold, as issued, bottom edge uneven, a date annotation in ballpoint to the bottom margin. Sheet browned and with some smudges in the margins. Also a contemporary ink number in the top margin. Two tiny wormholes in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
JEPHTHAH-RETURN-DAUGHTER-SACRIFICE | DP-A1-002-17
Original antique master print originates from the so-called Royaal-Bible, a sumptuous Bible edition published by Keur/Doornick & Rotterdam in 1702. This plate has reference to F. de Wit, being the publisher of the individual plates. Our definition of a 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 Nolpe after a drawing or painting by Colijn.
Biography engraver: Pieter Nolpe (1613-1653) was a Dutch Golden Age engraver, illustrator and art dealer. He often worked from his own designs, based on historical subjects, portraits, landscapes and perspectives. Frederick de Wit (1629-1706) was a famous Amsterdam (carthographic) engraver and artist.
Biography artist: David Colijn (born c.1582, active 1606-1666) was a painter. He was also the predecessor of his father in his gilding workshop.