Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 25.6 x 42.4 cm. The image size is ca. 21.4 x 35.4 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10.1 x 16.7 inch. The image size is ca. 8.4 x 13.9 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Naaman’s gifts refused by Elisha.’ – Bible illustration for 2 Kings 5: “The prophet answered, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing.’ And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.” The titles of the engraving below the image is in Hebrew, English, German, Latin, French and Dutch. From ‘Tafereelen der Voornaamste Geschiedenissen van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament’, The Hague: Pieter de Hondt, 1728.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Blois’ after ‘Bernard Picart’. Bernard Picart (1673-1733), born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. He came from a family of printmakers and publishers. After 1700 he moved to Amsterdam, where he was active as printmaker and publisher. His prints in the “French” taste were very popular. His way of working was also very influential for the bookillustration in the Netherlands.
Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint soiling in the margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-NAAMAN-GIFT-ELISHA-REFUSAL-PICART-BLOIS