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Hieronymus Wierix
The Story of Jonah - 1585 Complete Set of 4 Plates - Old Master Engraving



"The Story of Jonah". Set of 4 Plates, complete series. FIRST STATE. Original Series of Old Master Northern Renaissance Engravings, 1580-1585 (likely printed 1580, first published 1585). Engraved by Hieronymus Wierix (signature, pl. 1) and Antonius Wierix (signature, pl. 3), after Maarten/Maerten de Vos (signature); and published by Gerard de Jode (signature). Reference: Hollstein 53.1-56.1 (Wierix). Plates 9.75" x 7.5", uncut, on laid paper, with wide margins 13.5" x 11.0". Plates unnumbered, with contemporaneous numbering 206-209 at upper right just above the plate line. Overall, plates are quite clean with sharp impressions, nicely detailed. Inspired from the story in the Book of Jonah, with plates 2 and 3 depicting the iconic "Great Fish". COA on premium "gold leaf" paper with gold seal and signature. This complete set is unusually hard to find. Set of 4 Engravings set in 4 museum-quality Portfolios (landscape) of black linen cloth and burgundy silk moire, with archival sleeves. [Ask for 18" x 14" archival/conservation museum-quality ivory matting, matte black metal frames, UV glass, all-professional; add $500 and allow additional 3 days delivery time.]


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    Good. No problems with plates. Lower margins of 3 of the plates with older repairs to lower edge..
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    H 7.5 in. x W 9.75 in.

    H 19.05 cm x W 24.77 cm

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    Albany, OR
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