“The Tower of Babel” – Framed set of 3 engravings (complete set). FIRST STATE. 1579, unnumbered plates. Ref: New Hollstein 13.1 – 15.1 (Collaert). Conceptual artist, Jan Snellinck. Engraver, Jan Collaert I. Publisher, Gerard de Jode. Engravings uncut on laid paper, with wide margins 13.5″ x 10.8″. Plates are clean with sharp impressions. Each engraving is stunning, and make a very fine set indeed.[Plate 1] Nimrod Order the Building. [Plate 2] Construction of the Tower. [Plate 3] Confusion of Tongues.
This engraving set was part of the “Holy Beauty” Hexham Abbey Bible Exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 2018, and is here FRAMED, exactly as it appeared in the Exhibit.
Each of the three engravings is framed in a museum-quality, matte black metal frame, with conservation matting and UV glass. Each frame measures 18″ x 14″ x 1.2″. Although all three are framed, just one of them is pictured here, Pl. 2.