“Gideon Receiving a Share From the Spoils”. FIRST STATE. 1561. New Hollstein 83.1 (Heemskerck), plate 6 from the series “Story of Gideon” (plate 5 in the series is dated). Original conceptual artist, Martinus Heemskerck (signature). Probable engraver, Hieronymus Cock. Publisher, Hieronymus Cock (signature). Clean and sharp impression, highly detailed, albeit light foxing on Gideon’s neck. Image cut to plate 9.75″ x 8″, expertly transferred to larger paper 11.5″ x 9″. A superb example of early Northern Renaissance art, richly engraved; from the story of Gideon in Judges 6-8.