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Tuesday 20 July 2021

(Designer) Matthias Scheits’ engraving, “The Seven Angels Pouring Out Their Vials”, 1672

(Designer) Matthias Scheits (aka Mathias Scheitz; Matthias Scheutz) (c1625/30–1700)

Unidentified engraver to the printing workshop of Von Stern'sche Druckerei (1580–). Note that there were fourteen engravers working for this workshop and the quality of this particular engraving suggests the possibility of the hand of Melchior Küsel (1674/7–1738) who engraved many of the Old Testament scenes but not those of the New Testament.

“The Seven Angels Pouring Out Their Vials”, 1672, from the series of 153 engravings printed in Lüneburg by Von Stern'sche Druckerei from the intermediary design by Matthias Scheits, published in 1672 by Johann Stern (1582–1656) and Heinrich Stern (1592–1665) in the “Scheitssche Bibel” (aka “Sceits Bible").

Engraving (and etching?) on laid paper trimmed with a small margin around the platemark on the top and sides and along the platemark on the lower edge, backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 23.9 x 19.6 cm; (image borderline) 23 x 17.9 cm.

Lettered in plate: (upper edge) “The Seven Angels Pouring Out Their Vials. Revel. XVI. 1.21.”; (lower edge) “Apocal. Les Sept Anges versent leurs Phioles. […] N.T. 66./XVI. 1 – 21. De zeven Engelen gieten hunne fioolen uit.”

Condition: a strong early impression showing minimal wear to the printing plate, trimmed around the platemark with a small margin on the top and sides and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. Beyond restoration of the lower left corner, the sheet is in a good condition with no foxing or significant stains.

I am selling this this fascinating engraving showing the beast of the apocalypse expelling the plagues while angels pour the plagues from the heavens, for AU$222 (currently US$162.62/EUR138.05/GBP119.22 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 beautifully executed engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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