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Sunday, 9 August 2020

Nicolas Bonnart I’s engraving, “Ecce Homo,” c1690, after Raphael Sadeler I and after Jacopo Ligozzi

Nicolas Bonnart I (c1637–1718)

Ecce Homo,” c1690 (1680–1700), after the 1598 engraving by Raphael Sadeler I (1560/6–1628/32) (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_X-1-109) after the painting by Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) in the Bavarian State Painting Collections (see https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZMLJr9VLJv/jacopo-ligozzi/ecce-homo).

Regarding the portrayed subject, according to the Rijksmuseum, the figure on the left is Pontius Pilate showing the scourged Christ to the Jewish people (see http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.168802), but the British Museum offers an alternative reading by advising that the left figure is Herod Antipas (see BM inv. no. X,1.109). The head to the left of Christ is Barabbas, the murderer released by the crowd.  

Engraving on laid paper with a small margin around the platemark.

Size: (sheet) 27.3 x 21.5 cm; (plate) 24.5 x 19.7 cm; (image borderline) 23.5 x 19.1 cm.

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “A Paris chez Nicolas Bonnart rue St Jacques a l'Aigle”; (centre) “ECCE HOMO.”

Condition: richly inked, near faultless impression, with a small margin (approx. 1 cm) around the platemark. The sheet has remnants of mounting (verso), otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition for its age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing).

I am selling this strong and near faultless impression executed after the engraving by Raphael Sadeler I and in turn after the painting by Jacopo Ligozzi, for the total cost of AU$261 (currently US$186.90/EUR158.54/GBP143.14 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 sensitively executed engraving, 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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