“THE CONVERSION OF ST PAUL”. FIRST STATE, Printed in G. de Jode’s monumental Thesaurus Novi Testamenti, 1585. Conceptual Artist: Maarten de Vos. Engraver: Jan Collaert I (signature monogram). Publisher: Gerard de Jode (signature). Reference: New Hollstein 313.1 (Collaert). Image uncut 11″ x 8″; with full margins, 13.4″ x 10.8″. A clean and sharp impression. A fine, dramatic example of Netherlandish engraving in its heyday, nicely detailed. The scene is taken from Acts 9, Paul’s “Damascus Road” experience of the risen Christ.
Engraving and COA set in a large 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.