Thursday, 16 March 2017

Antonius Wierix’s “St Jerome in the Wilderness”, c.1510, after Titian


Antonius Wierix (aka Anton Wierix) (1555/1559–1604)
“St. Jerome in the Wilderness”, c.1590 after Titian (c.1488/90-1576), published by Claes Jansz. Visscher (1587–1652)
Engraving on fine laid paper with margins.
Size: (sheet) 25.3 x 31.8 cm; (plate) 22.4 x 28.8 cm
Inscribed within the image borderline: (lower left) “Antoni. Wierinx Sculp.” and “Titianus inuentor”; (lower right) “[monogram of Claes Jansz] Visscher excudebat”
Inscribed below the image borderline in two columns, three rows Latin text "Hyeronimvs presrabilis ...”
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1200 ii (of iii)
Alvin 983; Hollstein 1237

Condition: crisp impression in excellent condition. The lower right corner is rounded.

I am selling this very sensitively executed engraving of St. Jerome in front of his cave kneeling before a crucifix with an open book and skull and his lion on the far right holding its dinner in a very possessive way for AU$225 in total (currently US$173/EUR161.46/GBP141.10 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this relatively large print (compared to most of the prints by the Wierix brothers) by one of the most famous of the old master reproductive engravers, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold






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