Antique Print-SAMUEL-AGAG-DEATH-BIBLE-Picart-?? Vianen-1728



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Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 25.4 x 42.1 cm. The image size is ca. 21.3 x 35.3 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10 x 16.6 inch. The image size is ca. 8.4 x 13.9 inch.

Antique print, titled: ‘Samuel hew’s Agag in pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.’ – Samuel in Gilgal, chopping Agag in pieces. Samuel, of the Jews took vengeance on Agag for the cruelties they had undergone at the hands of the Amalekites, who, mutilated every Jew that fell into their power. Samuel, they say, treated Agag in the same way. 1 Samuel 15:32-33. The caption 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 ‘??Jan van Vianen’ after ‘Bernard Picart’. Jan van Vianen (1660-1726) was a printmaker and draughtsman, born in Amsterdam. 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.



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