(attrib.) Gregor Fentzel (aka Gregorius Fentzel) (fl. 1640–1660)
“Evening” (aka “Luna Seated on a Crescent Moon”), c1650, from the series of four plates published in Nuremburg, “The Four Times of the Day and the Four Ages of Man”, after Adriaen Collaert’s (c1560–1618) engraving in the same direction (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1901-0611-80), after the design by Maarten de Vos (aka Maarten de Vos; Maerten de Vos) (1532–1603).
Engraving on fine laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 41 x 45.8 cm; (sheet) 25 x 30.8 cm (plate) 21.2 x 27 cm; (image borderline) 18.7 x 25.8 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline in two columns of two lines of German.
Hollstein 1408-1411 copy e (de Vos).
Condition: a strong impression with restored printer’s creases and replenished gaps in the lower margin, laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins.
I am selling this beautiful engraving showing the personification of evening symbolised by the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna, with the representation of evening activities in the early 1600s (such as returning home from church and merry-making)—for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$202.73/EUR204.70/GBP179.01 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 purchasing this rare engraving following the designs of Adriaen Collaert and Maarten de Vos, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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