Flowers: Canterbury bells and Marjoram. First state proof with written iron ink text.
In Dutch: "Mariëtte klokje en Marjolijn".
Early impression of the rare first state with the early scratching lines which you only see on early impressions.
Written in old German caligraphically text in old iron ink: "Viola mariana Glockenblûm" and "Elantine".
German text because Crispijn de Passe worked in this time in Cologne, Germany.
Very important: the text is different as the text engraved in the second state.
The text can probably be written by Crispijn de Passe himself, or by the publisher Hans Woutneel.
Engraved by Crispijn van de Passe, 1600.
Published by Hans Woutneel in Cologne ca 1600-1604.
Flower 39 and 40 from the series "Cognoscite lilia".
Considered as one of the most beautiful engravings of flowers of the 16th century and early 17th century.
He was the first of the de Passe dynasty, who taught the art of engraving to other great engravers like Wierix and de Sadeler family.
Scarce engraving in perfect condition, On a full sheet, 257 mm x 176 mm
Good dark early impression with scratching lines.early impression.
Printed on 1600 laid paper with large margins 1.5 -3 cm.
With a watermark.
Delivered in a museum passe-partout.
- Crispijn van de Passe (1589-1637)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Flowers: Canterbury bells and Marjoram. First state proof with written iron ink text. Very rare.
- 1700 und früher
- Nicht signiert
- exzellenter Zustand
- 13×18.8×0 cm