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 73: ‘Orestes de Landsvoogd van Alexandrie wordt door de monniken op ‘t aanhitsen van den Bisschop Cyrillus schimpelyk bejegend’ (Orestes, the governor of Alexandria, scorned by monks for provoking bishop Cyrillus). It shows: Three monks threatening Orestes (with a guard at each side) with stones. 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-ORESTES-GOVERNOR-ALEXANDRIA-MONK-SCORN-PL. 73-LUYKEN