“THE GOOD SAMARITAN”. FIRST STATE, Printed in G. de Jode’s monumental Thesaurus Novi Testamenti, 1585. Conceptual Artist: Ambrosius Francken. Engraver: Jan Collaert I (signature monogram). Publisher: Gerard de Jode (signature). Reference: New Hollstein 291.1 (Collaert). Image uncut 11.25″ x 8.75″; with full margins, 13.5″ x 10.8″. A clean and sharp impression. A fine example of Netherlandish engraving in its heyday, nicely detailed with several scenes in foreground (priest walking by) and background (taking the wounded man to an inn; possible brigands); the scene is taken from Luke 10.
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.