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Saturday 9 May 2020

Jan Sadeler I’s engraving, “The Good Samaritan”, c.1590, after Maarten de Vos

Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)

“The Good Samaritan” (TIB title), c.1590 (1580–1600), after a lost drawing by Maarten de Vos (aka Marten de Vos; Maerten de Vos) (1532–1603), published by Jan Sadeler I in Antwerp.

Engraving on laid paper trimmed close to the image borderline, backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet trimmed slightly unevenly) 20.6 x 26.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline (lower left corner) “Ioan. Sadeler scalp. et excud./ M. de Vos figurauit".
Lettered on plate below the image borderline in two lines of Lation: “Homo quidam .../ … SAMARITANVS infudit. Luc. x."

State i (of ii) Lifetime impression before the addition at left: “In Venetia apreso a Stefano Scolari a S. Zuliano.”

TIB 7001.168 S1 (Isabelle de Ramaix 1999, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Johan Sadeler I”, vol. 70, Part 1 [Supplement], New York, Abaris Books, p. 200, cat. no. .168 S1); Hollstein 1995–96, vol. 44, no. 580; Edquist, p. 30, no. 38a.

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print:
(transl.) “Landscape depicting the parable of the Good Samaritan. In the foreground, the Good Samaritan cares for the injured traveller. In the background the Levite and the priest who left the traveller to his own devices. In the distance the inn where the Samaritan leaves the traveller.”

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression trimmed close to the image borderline and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There are restored tears (e.g. at lower left) and replenished chips along the edges.

I am selling this extraordinarily beautiful engraving—a richly inked and well-printed lifetime impression—executed and published by one of the most famous of the Flemish old masters for AU$406 (currently US$265.20/EUR244.60/GBP213.71 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).

If you are interested in purchasing this masterwork of 16th century engraving illustrating the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30–37), please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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