Friday 28 July 2017
Jan Sadeler I’s engraving, “Children of Saturn (Saturday)”, 1585
Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)
“Children of Saturn (Saturday)” (TIB title), 1585, after a lost drawing by Maarten de Vos (1532–1603), from the series of eight plates, “Planetarum effectus et eorum in signis zodiaci” (Effect of the planets and zodiac signs) (aka “The Seven Planets”), engraved and published by Jan Sadeler I.
Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed close to the image borderline.
(sheet) 21.3 x 24.3 cm
Titled in top centre on the rainbow: "SATVRNVS"; above, to the left: the zodiac symbols for Capricorn; to the right: the zodiac symbols for Aquarius.
Lettered within the image borderline: (lower right) “Ioan. Sadler scalp. et excud."and “M. de Vos figurauit."
TIB 2003 70 Part 3 (Supplement) 7001.483 (pp. 80–81); Nagler 1835–52, no. 167; Le Blanc, no. 173; Wurzbach, no. 140; Hollstein 1980, vo. 21, no. 521; Edquist, p. 94, no. 113b; Hollstein 1995–96, vol. 44, no. 1384.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Saturn holding a scythe and sitting in a chariot drawn by two dragons on the clouds in the sky, an extensive landscape below with figures mining; zodiac signs of Aries and Aquarius in ovals in top corners; after Maarten de Vos. 1585” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3045937&partId=1&searchText=Planetarum+effectus+et+eorum+in+signis+zodiaci&page=1)
Condition: crisp and well-printed impression trimmed to thread margins around the image borderline. The sheet is in excellent condition.
I am selling this rare and beautiful engraving for AU$332 (currently US$264.58/EUR226.06/GBP202.29 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
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