Adoration of the Magi – 1585

Adoration of the Magi

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Description

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.

Additional information

State

Second State. 1585. NH 62.2 (Groenning).

Condition

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

Testament

New Testament