Monday, 26 August 2019
Caspar Luyken's engraving, “The Plague of Hail and Fire”, 1708
Caspar Luyken (aka Caspar Luiken) (1672–1708)
“The Plague of Hail and Fire”, 1708, plate 41 (of 151 plates), illustration to the seventh plague in Egypt described in the second book of the Old Testament, “Exodus” (ch 9, verses 13–35), published in Nuremberg by Christoph Weigel (1654–1725) in “Historiae celebriores Veteris [-Novi] Testamenti iconibus repraesentatae et ad excitandas bonas meditationes selectis epigrammatibus exornatae”, p. 92.
Note: this publication is available for online viewing and may be downloaded free of charge from archive.org: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125014521914/page/n91
Engraving on laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 44 x 27 cm; (plate) 32.2 x 21.2 cm; (image borderline) 25.6 x 20.2 cm.
Lettered below the image borderline: (left) “Caspar Luÿken. fec.”; (centre, in five lines of Latin text and four lines of German text) “EXODI. IX/ Quidquid et in Silva …/ …/ …/ … nulla movent./ Blitz, Hagel …/ …/ …/ … bewegen kan.”; (right) Christ. Weigel.exc./ 41”.
Condition: richly inked, crisp and well-printed impression in near pristine condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing).
I am selling this eye-catching engraving in museum quality condition for AU$154 (currently US$103.96/EUR93.47/GBP84.81 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 acquiring this highly detailed engraving showing a strong leaning to the dramatic gestures, action and swirling rhythms of the Baroque period, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold