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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Christoffel Jegher's woodcut, “Constantinus nobis Caesar”, c1645, after Hubert Goltzius


Christoffel Jegher (1596–1652/3)

“Constantinus nobis Caesar” (aka “Medallion with a portrait of Emperor Constantinus I”), c1645, after Hubert Goltzius (1526–1583), plate LX (60) from the series of 144 plates, "Icones imperatorum Romanorum", printed and published by Balthasar Moretus II (1615–1674) in Antwerp, p. 121.

Note: this publication may be viewed online or downloaded free-of-charge from archive.org:

For a detailed description of the evolution of this publication see the Curator of the British Museum’s account: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3075466&partId=1&searchText=Goltzius+Herakles&view=list&page=1

Woodcut print from two blocks in black and ochre (with letterpress text verso) trimmed to the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet trimmed to the round image borderline) 17 cm (dia.)
Lettered on plate following the round image borderline: "CONSTANTIVS. NOB. CAES."

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Portrait of Constantinus I, head in profile to the right, bearded, wearing laurel crown; illustration LX to Hubert Goltzius's 'Icones Imperatorum Romanorum' (Antwerp: 1645)”

Condition: Superb, strong impression, trimmed to the circumference of the plate mark in excellent/museum-quality condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, stains or foxing) with printed text verso. The sheet is backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this exceptionally well-preserved (museum quality) and rare chiaroscuro woodcut print for the total cost of AU$210 (currently US$151.93/EUR133.45/GBP119.97at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this exceptionally fine example of a woodcut printed from two blocks, 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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