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Sunday 15 November 2020

Engraving by an unidentified artist from the circle of Jan Sadeler I, “Saint Antiochus”, c1610

Unidentified artist (possibly Thomas de Leu [c1555–1612] or Edme Charpy [fl.1600–1620]) from the circle of Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)

“Saint Antiochus” (Isabelle de Ramaix [2001] advises that St Antiochus is a “monk in the seventh century, the saint was martyred and died at the monastery of St. Sabas near Jerusalem. He is celebrated on 16th July” [TIB, vol. 70, Part 2 [Supplement], p. 250]), 1598–1614, in reverse to the engraving by Jan Sadeler I, plate 3 from the series of 26 engravings including the title plate, “The Virtuous Life of Hermits” (aka “Trophaeum Vitae Solitariae”), after a drawing by Maarten de Vos (aka Maarten de Vos; Maerten de Vos) (1532–1603), published by Thomas de Leu.

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

Size: (sheet) 18.5 x 22.4 cm; (plate) 17.1 x 20.4 cm; (image borderline) 15.1 x 20.4 cm.

Lettered and numbered on plate below the image borderline: “Vectus equo .../ …ANTICHVS.// 3// …/ … volat.”

Lifetime impression (based on the quality of the lines showing no sign of wear to the printing plate).

TIB 7001.395 C1/C3 (Isabelle de Ramaix 2001, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Johan Sadeler I”, vol. 70, Part 2 [Supplement], New York, Abaris Books, p. 251, cat. no. [7001] .395 C1 or C3).

See also the description offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: well-printed early impression showing no sign of wear to the printing plate with a small margin around the platemark. The sheet is in near pristine condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this very beautiful lifetime impression in reverse to Jan Sadeler’s engraving of the same composition for the total cost of AU$196 (currently US$206.53/EUR120.41/GBP156.46 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 and very luminous engraving from the early 1600s, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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