Sunday, 29 September 2019
(Attrib.) Jacques de Gheyn II's engraving, "Ignis", c1590
Jacques Granthomme (aka Jacobus Granthomme; Jaques Grandhomme; Jacob Grandhomme; Jaques Grandhomaerus, Jaques Grandhom; Jaques Granthomaeus; Jacobus Grandhommes; Jac Grant) (1588–1622)
“Saint Peter”, 1588–c.1622, plate 1 from the series of thirteen plates, “Christ, the Twelve Apostles”, deceptive copy after the engraving (1589) by Hendrik Goltzius (1558–1617).
Engraving on fine laid paper (with watermark) trimmed unevenly close to the plate mark on the top and sides and with a small margin on lower side.
Size: (sheet) 15.6 x 9.9 cm; (image borderline) 11.9 x 9.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower left) “HGoltzius/ Inuentor.”; (lower right beneath book) “… [indistinct initials]”.
Numbered and lettered on plate below the image borderline: (centre) “I. / CREDO IN DEVM PATREM / OMNIPOTENTEM, CREATOREM / COELI & TERRÆ" (I BELIEVE IN GOD / ALMIGHTY, CREATOR / HEAVEN AND EARTH); (lower-left corner) “1”.
TIB 3.044 C1 (Walter L Strauss [ed.] 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists: Hendrik Goltzius”, vol. 3, Commentary, New York, Abaris Books, p. 53, cat. no. .044 C1)
See the Rijksmuseum description of this print:
Condition: richly-inked, faultless, lifetime impression (based on the crispness of the line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate and the retention of fine printing-plate scratches below the lettered text associated with early impressions), trimmed unevenly close to the platemark on the top and sides and with a small margin below the platemark. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling).
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