Adoration of the Magi – 1585

Adoration of the Magi


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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.

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Second State. 1585. NH 62.2 (Groenning).


Clear and sharp impression, very lightly soiled, uncut on laid paper with full margins.


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