The Magi Visiting King Herod. Second State, richly colored, V.Rare. 1585. Plate 5 in the series, “The Childhood of Christ”; see Matthew 2. New Hollstein 61.2 (Groenning); note first state in 1574, pl. 3. Conceptual artist, G. Groenning. Engraver, Jan Sadeler I. Publisher, Gerard de Jode. Clear and sharp impression, very lightly soiled. Uncut with full margins. Image 9.75″ x 8.25″. With full margins 13.25″ x 10.2″. Note: the apparent “wavy” lines in the pictures are not apparent in life.
Engraving and COA set in a 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.