Antique Print-FIRE-BALL-BOYS-PURIFICATION-Pl. 84-Luyken-1740



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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 84: ‘De jongens een vuur gemaakt hebbende werpen den bal door de vlam om hem zo te zuyveren’ (The boys, having built a fire, throw their ball through it as purification). It shows: A joyful fire is burning in the middle of a square, the boys throwing their ball through the flames to purify it from the bishop’s tainted step. 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. Top edge cropped close Original middle fold. Some general age-related toning and thumbing, please study scan carefully.


(PCO) C218-35

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Dimensions 1 cm


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