Miracle of Christ on the Sea – 1585

Miracle of Christ on the Sea


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Miracle of Christ on the Sea [of Galilee]. Framed (see pics below). FIRST STATE, 1574/1585 (1574 according to Fitzwilliam Museum, citing a series of 12 plates titled “The Miracles of Jesus”), from de Jode’s masterpiece, Thesaurus Novi Testamenti. Perhaps the most dramatic single scene from that work–or any work of the period! New Hollstein 34.1 (Muller). The plate was likely printed in 1574 but not published until 1585. The presumptive original designer: Maarten de Vos. The engraver: Harman Jansz. Muller (signature on starboard side, front). The publisher: Gerard de Jode (see signature on wave crest, left side near plate margin). Image is clear and sharp, a superior impression! On uncut laid paper. Plate 10.2″ x 8.25″. Full margins 13.5″ x 11″. The image [see Psalm 107:29] but taken from Mark 4, Matthew 8, and Luke 8, is in de Jode’s work, plate 4 in the series, “The Miracles of Christ.” The engraving features prominently in the Hexham Abbey Bible, a scene replicated by many subsequent artists, including the famous painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, “Storm on the Sea of Galilee” 1633, stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered — a testament to its enduring popularity.

Engraving set in a museum-quality, matte-black metal frame, 18″ x 14″, conservation matting and UV glass; COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature.

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First State. 1585. NH 43.1 (Muller).


Uncut, clean and sharp impression, on full margins.


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