Adoration of the Magi. Second State. 1585. Richly colored, V.Rare. Plate 6 in the series, “The Childhood of Christ.” New Hollstein 62.2 (Groenning); note that the first state in 1574 has this scene as Plate 4 in the “Youth of Christ” series. Conceptual artist, G. Groenning. Engraver, Jan Sadeler I (monogram). Publisher, Gerard de Jode. This magnificent engraving depicts a scene from Matthew 2, and iconic for all future creches. Note: the apparent “wavy” lines in the pictures are not apparent on the original plate.
Engraving and COA set in a museum-quality Bifold Portfolio (landscape), of linen cloth and silk moire, within archival sleeves; COA on premium “gold-leaf” paper with gold seal and signature.