Friday, 14 April 2017

Lucas van Leyden’s engravings of four apostles, c. 1510


Lucas van Leyden (aka Lucas de Leyda Hollandus; Luca Dolanda; Lucas Hugensz; Lucas Jacobsz) (c.1494–1533)

UPPER-LEFT IMAGE: “St Bartholomew”, c.1510, the ninth in the series of fourteen plates, “Christ, Paul and the Twelve Apostles.” Engraving on early laid paper. Size: (sheet) 11.8 x 7.2. TIB (1981) 12 (7). 94 (389). Condition: good impression, trimmed to the platemark, age-toned in good condition The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“St Bartholomew; holding a knife in his right hand and a rosary in his left; facing left but turning his head to the right. c.1510 Engraving” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1335974&partId=1&people=117232&peoA=117232-2-60&page=1)


This print has been sold

LOWER-LEFT IMAGE: “St Thomas” [St Jude], c.1510, the seventh in the series of fourteen plates, “Christ, Paul and the Twelve Apostles.” Engraving on early laid paper. Size: (sheet) 11.8 x 7.1 cm. TIB (1981) 12 (7). 92 (388). Condition: crisp impression, trimmed to the platemark, age-toned in excellent condition The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“St Thomas; facing right, holding a book within his cloak in his right hand and a staff in his left. c.1510 Engraving” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1336936&partId=1&people=117232&peoA=117232-2-60&page=2)

UPPER-RIGHT IMAGE: “St Paul”, c.1510, the third in the series of fourteen plates, “Christ, Paul and the Twelve Apostles.” Engraving on early laid paper. Size: (sheet) 12 x 7.4 cm. TIB (1981) 12 (7). 88 (388). Condition: crisp impression, trimmed to the platemark, age-toned and with faint foxing otherwise in excellent condition The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“St Paul; holding a book in his left hand and a sword with tip on ground in his right. c.1510 Engraving” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1336951&partId=1&people=117232&peoA=117232-2-60&page=2)

This print has been sold

LOWER-RIGHT IMAGE: “St Mathew”, c.1510, the seventh in the series of fourteen plates, “Christ, Paul and the Twelve Apostles.” Engraving on early laid paper. Size: (sheet) 11.8 x 7.3 cm. TIB (1981) 12 (7). 98 (389). Condition: crisp impression, trimmed to the platemark, age-toned in excellent condition The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

This print has been sold

I am selling each of these original early engravings by one of the major old masters for AU$446 (currently US$337.92/EUR318.85/GBP270.10 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing one (or all) of these graphically powerful and important engravings, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.













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