Raphael Sadeler II (1584–1632)
“Seascape with Christ Walking on Water” (aka “Seascape with Christ and his disciples in the storm on the Sea of Galilee” [Zeegezicht met Christus en zijn leerlingen in de storm op het meer van Galilea]), c.1615 (1599–1632), after Paul Bril (aka Paulus Brill; Paolo Brillo) (1553/4–1626)
Engraving on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 27.2 x 34.4 cm; (plate) 20.2 x 27.4 cm; (image borderline) 19.4 x 27.2 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “P. Bril inuentor”; (right) “Raphael Sadeler iun. Scalpsit”.
State i (of i)
Hollstein Dutch 50 (Dieuwke de Hoop Scheffer [comp.] 1980, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450–1700: Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II”, vol. 21, [text], Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, p. 278, cat. 50).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Seascape with Christ walking on water in lower right, a ship on a choppy sea at left, St Peter walking towards Christ at centre, smaller boats and a city in background; after Paul Bril”
See also the description offered by the Rijksmuseum:
(transl.) “A maritime landscape. On the left, the disciples of Christ sail over the Sea of Galilee in a boat during a storm. Christ follows them over the water on the left. Peter walks over the water towards Christ. He threatens to drown but Christ saves him”
Condition: excellent early impression (based on no evidence of wear to the printing plate), but with a flattened printer’s crease at centre and restored tears in lower margin. Beyond the restoration of tears, the sheet is otherwise in a clean condition with no foxing or significant stains.
Note that this is a second impression of this engraving that I have posted. The previous copy has been sold.
I am selling this remarkably strong engraving showing a sparkling light filled scene following a storm and the miracle of St Peter walking—but sadly also starting to sink because of his lack of faith—on a wind-whipped sea towards Christ who is also walking on water in the foreground, for AU$384 (currently US$258.24/EUR238.08/GBP197.98 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this marvellous engraving of vast space animated with natural and biblical drama, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold
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