“Ascension of Christ into Heaven”. Antwerp, 1595. SECOND STATE. Evangelicae historiae imagines (Images of Gospel History) – depicting scenes from Mark 16, Luke 24, John 22, Acts 1. Conceptual artist, Marteen de Vos. Engraver, Ioan. (Johann / Jan) Wierix (signature). Publisher: Martinus Nutius. A clean and sharp impression, uncut, on laid paper. Image is 9″ x 5.5″. With margins 10.8″ x 8.2″. A meditation on Christ’s glory. This “emblematic” engraving was designed as a teaching aid and originated with the Jesuit community; note the letters A thru F in the engraving, and the legend below.
Engraving and COA set in a museum-quality Bifold Portfolio, of linen cloth and silk moire, within archival sleeves; COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature.