Paulus Pontius (aka Paulus du Pont) (1603–1658)
“The Coronation of the Virgin” (aka “Kroning van Maria”; “The Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity”; “Coronatio Divæ Virginis”), c1650 (1640–1658), after Peter Paul Rubens’ (aka Petrus Paulus Rubenius) (1577–1640) painting, c1625, in Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (inv. no. 162), published in Antwerp by Gillis Hendricx (aka Gilles Hendrikx) (fl.1640–1677) (see.
Engraving on laid paper (with watermark), trimmed with narrow margin around the platemark.
Size: (sheet) 36.6 x 27.2 cm; (plate) 36.1 x 25.9 cm; (image borderline) 34.7 x 25.9 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderilne: (left) “P.P. Rubens pinxit”; (centre) “CORONATIO DIVÆ VIRGINIS”; (right) “Paulus Pontius Sculpsit./ Gillis Hendrix excudit.”
Lifetime impression; state ii (of iii)
Hollstein Dutch 27-2(3) (Ilja M. Veldman & Dieuwke de Hoop Scheffer [comp.] 1976, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450–1700: Andries Pauli [Pauwels] to Johannes Rem”, vol. 17, Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, p. 156, cat. no. 27).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “The Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity; the Virgin is crowned by God the Father seated on a sphere and holding a sceptre, Christ at left, the Holy Spirit hovering above, seven angels below the clouds; after Peter Paul Rubens/ Engraving” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1891-0414-734).
See also the description of this print in its first state offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.507944.
Condition: a strong, well-printed impression trimmed with narrow margins around the platemark. The sheet has minor age-toning with a few small marks and there are two support strips verso, otherwise it is in a good condition for its considerable age with no significant stains.
I am selling this graphically strong engraving by one of the most famous of the old master printmakers of the early 1600s after Rubens, for AU$344 (currently US$247.36/EUR231.38/GBP198.18 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.
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