Unidentified artist from the circle of Marcantonio Raimondi (1470/1482–1527/1534)
“St Matthew”, 1518-1520, from the series of four plates, “The Evangelists”, copy in reverse after Agostino Veneziano (aka Agostino dei Musi) (fl.1509–36), after Giulio Romano (1499-1546).
Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed along the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 24.8 x 17.9 cm
Inscribed on plate: (lower left on cloud) “A.V.”; (on banderole held by an angel at right) “in principio erat verbon/ er vebon apud deu”.
State ii (of ii) with the addition of the artist’s monogram (“A.V.”)
TIB 26 (14). 04A-I (Walter L Strauss, ed. 1979, “The Illustrated Bartsch”, vol. 26, p. 126); Bartsch 95-copie, 2 (2).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print;
“St Matthew seated on a cloud taking a[n] ink pot and quill held by an angel; after Giulio Romano”
See also the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum:
Condition: crisp impression in excellent condition apart from a light stain on the lower right cloud. The sheet is trimmed at the image borderline and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this Renaissance period engraved copy in reverse of Agostino Veneziano’s engraving (after Giulio Romano) for AU$345 (currently US$248.31/EUR220.87/GBP192.44 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this visually arresting engraving, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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