Monday 11 November 2019
Jan Sadeler I's engraving, “Supper at Emmaus”, c1590
Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)
“Supper at Emmaus” (TIB title) (aka “The Risen Christ Shares Supper with Two Men at Emmaus” [Wellcome collection title]), c1590 (1588–95), after a lost painting by Peter de Witte (aka Peter de Wit; Pietro Candido; Petrus Candid) (c1548–1628). Illustration to the “New Testament” Gospels: Mark 16.12; Luke 24.13–27.
Engraving on laid paper trimmed close to the plate mark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 20.4 x 16 cm; (plate) 20.1 x 15.5 cm; (image borderline) 18.5 x 15.3 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline in two lines of Latin followed by a line of the publication details: “ET FACTVM EST: DVM .../ET BENEDIXIT AC FREGIT …/P. Candido Pinx: Monachij. I. Sadeler Scalp;“
State i (of ii) according to TIB (1999) before the additional biblical reference “V.8” after “Luc: 24”, Hollstein (1980) proposes a single state.
TIB 1999 70001.223 SI; Nagler 1835–52, no. 78; Wurzbach, no. 67 Hollstein 1980, vol. 21, no. 259; Piccin, no. 62.
The Wellcome Collection offers the following description of this print:
“The pilgrim with his back to us bears traditional pilgrim's attributes: hat, staff and scallop shell tied onto the hat. Jesus appears to bless the bread, in a modification of the last supper”
See also the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum:
Condition: well-printed but slightly dull lifetime impression (before the addition of the verse inscription) with minor restorations (e.g. chips to the margin edges have been replenished) and the sheet is laid on a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this sensitively executed engraving illustrating the moment when two of Christ’s disciples recognise that the man blessing of their bread is actually Christ resurrected from the dead, for the total price of AU$330 (currently US$226.03/EUR204.80/GBP175.72 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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This print has been sold