Thursday, 5 March 2020
Heinrich Aldegrever's engraving, “St. Mark”, 1539
Heinrich Aldegrever (1501/2–1555/61)
“St. Mark” (aka “S. Marc”; “Saint Marc l’Evangéliste”), 1539, plate 2 from the series of four engravings, “The Four Evangelists” (TIB 16.57–60) (aka “Vier Evangelisten”), after Georg Pencz (c.1500–50).
Engraving trimmed along the image borderline on fine laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 12 x 7.6 cm
Signed and dated on plate with Aldegrever's monogram at upper right and with Pencz's monogram on a tablet at lower right.
TIB 16(8).58 (383) (Robert A Koch [ed.] 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch”, vol. 16, New York, Abaris Books, p. 166, cat. no. 58 ); Bartsch VIII.383.58; New Hollstein (German) 58 (Aldegrever) (Ursula Mielke 1998, The New Hollstein : German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400–1700: Heinrich Aldegrever”, Rotterdam, Sound and Vision Interactive, p. 71, cat. no. 58).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“St Mark; turned to right, writing in a book, the lion at right; from a series of four engravings of the evangelists seated among clouds with their attributes” (https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1508033&partId=1&searchText=St.+Mark&people=134630&page=1).
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:
Condition: a good but not magnificent impression (i.e. it is slightly dull) that has been trimmed around the image borderline. The sheet is in good condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).
I am selling this original engraving that is possibly a lifetime impression from the Renaissance era by one of the major old masters strongly influenced by Albrecht Dürer—note Aldegrever’s adaptation of Albrecht Dürer’s monogram for his own—for AU$686 (currently US$454.06/EUR404.65/GBP350.57 at the time of posting 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 purchasing this small masterpiece of engraving exemplifying Aldegrever’s use of what the British Museum suscinctly describes in this artist’s biographical details as “slim, attenuated figures and puckered, agitated drapery“, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.