HISTORY OF JESUS - COPPER ENGRAVING
This 316 year old copper engraving was rescued from Weidel's "HISTORIA von JESU CHRISTI or HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST", published in Nuremburg in 1695.
Christoph Weidel the Elder (1654-1725) of Augsburg worked mainly in Nuremberg but also in Vienna & Frankfurt. He was an engraver as well as a publisher, art dealer and book seller and published over 70 books (many bibles) during his lifetime. Weidel was the first to use a method of scraping in the copper engraving that resulted in a more highly defined image.
Weidel engraved many maps as well as engravings and worked closely in Nuremburg with the famous cartographer Johann Babtist Homann (1664-1724). He also worked together with noted engravers such as Jan & Casper Luyken, Franz Anton Meloni & Paul A. Decker .
While Weidel was the engraver, the artist was Johann Jacob von Sandrart (1655-1698). The subject of the works was the Public Life, Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.
According to Bauer, these Bible pictures were the most beautiful of the Baroque. Weigel's "fine needle technique in Rembrandt's style have a high artisitc value". Each copper engraving has a four line verse in Latin and German below it.
This antique religious print is rare. Bibles with these prints sell for up to $7,500 on the Internet.
The religious engraving is in good condition, with usual age toning. The image is about 5" x 3 1/4" on a page that is about 6 1/4" x 5", blank on the reverse. The print is on hand-made, water-marked paper with noticeable screen marks. The plate mark is evident (see pics) and the images are bright, even and crisp. NOTE THAT THE PRINT HAS A MINOR REPAIR IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. - THE PRICE HAS BEEN ADJUSTED. The engraving is suitable for framing and would make an excellent gift.
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The copper engraving that is being
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MATTHEW XXVI. 75 "Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly"
Hill fait paraître General Natural History (deux volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), British Herbal ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, or Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ), Exotic Botany ( 1759 , deuxième édition 1772 ), Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britanica ( 1760 ), Herbarium Britannicum ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) lui dédie en 1760 le genre Hillia de la famille des Rubiaceae . Hill issued General Natural History (two volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), Herbal British ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, Gold Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ) Exotic Botany ( 1759 , second edition 1772 ) , Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britannica ( 1760 ), Britannicum Herbarium ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-Five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) dedicated to him in 1760 the kind Hillier of the family of Rubiaceae .
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