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The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon by Antoine Wierix

The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon by Antoine Wierix

Jan Johnson Old Master Modern Prints

Engraving

1590

Edition Size: Unknown

Image Size: 8 x 5.8 cm

Sheet Size: 8 x 5.8 cm

Reference: Mauquoy-Hendrickx 722, first state of two before the Christ Child is dressed

Signed In Plate

Condition: Excellent

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After Bartolomeus Spranger. The exact date of this plate is not known, nor the precise time when a more prurient publisher required the Child to be dressed in a light shirt. The Wierix family were among the most prolific engravers of religious scenes during the Counter-Ref0rmation.

Provenance: Rothschild 19th Century family Bible

A fine, crisp impression, tipped down on a support sheet with drawn borderlines.

 

$900.00

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