Engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 16,4 x 20,6 cm. (6,5 x 8,1 inch). Image size: 13 x 17 cm. (5,1 x 6,7 inch).
First published as part of ‘Icones Prophetarum Veteris Testamenti’ by Theodor Galle (1566-1638) in 1613. Republished by Joannes Galle (1600-1676). This ed. originates from: ‘Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Oud Testament …’, published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1784 or the companion to this work is ‘Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Nieuw Testament …’, published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1783. (translation: Very correct discourse of the history of the Old testament / New Testament. This work contains many engravings and suites of engravings that date back to the sixteenth century, reprinted in 1783-84.
Made by Cornelis Galle after Johannes Stradanus. Cornelis Galle (1576-1650). Johannus Stradanus (also: Jan van der Straat or Giovanni Stradano, 1523-1605) was a Flanders-born mannerist artist active in 16th century Florence. Publisher: Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe (1758-1829), was a Flemish (Belgium) publisher, printer, poet and political writer born in Doel.
Condition: Very good, given age. A few minor crinkles. Remnants of former attachment to carrier sheet on verso. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ELISHA-HEBREW PROPHET-PORTRAIT-BIBLE