Original etching/engraving on a verge type paper on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 16 x 14 cm. The image size is ca. 15 x 12.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.3 x 5.5 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 4.9 inch.
Plate 80: ‘Dioskorus doet de Bisschoppen boeyen om hen alzo tot zijne wille te dwingen’ (Dioskorus chains the emperor to force him to do his bidding). It shows: The seated emperor, being chained by the legs while seated in a group of other chained people. This original engraving originates from ‘Tafereelen der eerste Christenen, bestaande in 92 konstprenten’ (Scenes of the first Christians, in 92 prints). This book was published in 1740 in Amsterdam by Gerrity de Groot and Jacobus Rijkhof. The prints by Luyken are accompanied by texts by P. Langendyk and C. Bruyn.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Jan Luyken after his own designs
Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold. Some general age-related toning and thumbing, please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-CHAIN-ANKLE-EMPEROR-DIOSCORUS-PL. 80-LUYKEN