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 59: ‘Een wilde os in ‘t Schouwperk te Tyrus te vergeefs met gloeyende prikkels op de Martelaars aangehitst’ (A wild oxen in the Tyrus Circus, being prodded in vain with glowing skewers, in order to have it attack the martyrs). It shows: A bull being provoked in the rear of the arena, while a group of martyrs, with two prowling predators is awaiting the attack in the foreground. 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. Slight wear to the lower half of the middle fold Original middle fold. Some general age-related toning and thumbing, please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-TYRUS CIRCUS-OXEN-MARTYR-PROVOKE-PL. 59-LUYKEN