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Annunciation to Mary – 1585

Annunciation to Mary


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Annunciation to Mary. FIRST STATE. 1585. From de Jode’s magisterial Thesaurus Novi Testamenti, 1585. New Hollstein 268.1 (de Vos); “fol.9” may indicate a series that was planned but not executed. The scene is taken from Luke 1. This engraving is Plate 1 in the series “The Childhood of Christ”; note that Mary is on the left side. Conceptual artist, Maarten de Vos. Engraver, Harman J. Muller. Publisher, Gerard de Jode. Image is 9.6″ x 7.75.” With margins 13.25″ x 10.8.” A clean and sharp impression. Uncut, on laid paper, lightly age-toned. This exceptional and beloved engraving was replicated by many artists in the following centuries.

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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First State. 1585. NH 268.1 (de Vos).


Clean and sharp impression. On uncut, laid paper, lightly age-toned.


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