Christ Mocked as King of the Jews. c.1600. State unknown. Plate 13, caption: “Weaving a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee and mocked him”; from a trial scene in Matthew 27. Engraved by, or possibly from the Workshop of, Thomas de Leu, after a woodcut by Marcantonio Raimondi. Publisher, Thomas de Leu (signature). For comparison, see “Solitudo Sive Vitae Patrem Eremicolarum” plate 8. Uncut, a clear and sharp impression on laid paper, with full margins lightly soiled; a few wormholes to bottom margin, repaired. Image 7.3″ x 5.3″; with margins 10″ x 7″.
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.