Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 15 x 20 cm. (5,9 x 7,9 inch). Image size: 8 x 8,8 cm. (3,1 x 3,5 inch).
This print originates from the ‘Ständebuch’, published in 1698. Weigel is known to have visited Luiken and made his drawings thereafter.
Made by Christoph Weigel after Jan Luiken / Luyken. Christoph Weigel der Ãltere (1654,1725): German engraver and publisher from Nuremberg. Jan Luiken / Luyken (1649-1712) belonged to the best engravers of the period. His son Casper (1672-1708) assisted with the making of the prints. Abraham a Sancta Clara (1644 – 1709) was an Austrian Augustinian Monk. His lay name was Johann Ulrich Megerle. He was friar, preacher, and author of popular books of devotion, known for his eloquence.
Condition: Good, given age. Light soiling and occasional light creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.