St. Peter and St. John Dismissed. First State. 1558. Kerrisch, p.14. Plate 5 of 6 in the series “Story of Peter and John” (from book of Acts). Conceptual artist, Martinus van Heemskerck (signature). Engraver, Philips Galle (signature). Publisher, Hieronymus Cock (signature). Dated 1558. Clean and sharp impression, cut to the plate and loosely attached to a larger paper that has a red stain on the back not affecting the engraving. Image 10″ x 8.2″. With margins: 10.8″ x 9.2″. A nicely detailed example of early Northern Renaissance engraving, with all signatures and date.
Engraving set in a museum-quality Bifold Portfolio (landscape), of linen cloth and silk moire, within an archival sleeve; COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature, set in an Archival Booklet.