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Kain & Abel – 1576 – Set of 3 Plates

Kain & Abel

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Description

“Kain & Abel”. FIRST STATE. Framed. Complete set of 3 plates, known as “The History of Kain and Abel” published in G. de Jode’s Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum. Numbered plates 1, 2, 3. Ref: Hollstein 47.1 – 49.1 (Sadeler). Conceptual artist, Michael de Coxcij (signature, plates 1, 3). Engraver, Jan Sadeler I (signature, plates 1, 3); monogram pl. 6). Publisher, Gerard de Jode (signature, plate 1), 1576 (dated, plate 1). Engravings uncut on laid paper, 11″ x 8″, with wide margins 13.5″ x 10.5″. Images are clean and sharp impressions. Repair to lower right corners, not affecting plates. Minor waviness. Plate 1 with minor stain to right margin, and a bit into the plate (see pics). Plate 3 with burn holes to Eve (mourning Abel). Each engraving is quite detailed; a very fine set indeed, with all the artists’ signatures. From the story in Genesis 4. Sold as a set only.

This set was exhibited at the Hallie Ford Museum, 2018, as part of the “Holy Beauty” Exhibit.

[Plate 1] Kain and Abel Make Offerings. [Plate 2] Kain Kills Abel. [Plate 3] Adam and Eve Grieve Over Abel.

3 engravings are set in three museum-quality frames, as originally exhibited. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature; set in a Bifold Portfolio.

Additional information

State

First State. 1576, dated.

Condition

Clean and sharp impressions. See description and pics.

Testament

Old Testament