Anthony Wierix (1555- 1604) - Christ on the cross

Description
Anthony Wierix (1555- 1604) - Christ on the cross
Engraving - Signed - 1580-1604

Excellent impression trimmed on image borderline and pasted on a laid paper sheet.

First state and only state.

Reference:
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 316
Alvin 252

Hieronymus Wierix (printmaker; Flemish; 1553 - 1619)
One of three brothers, all engravers. Child prodigy. Master in Antwerp in 1572, where remained for the rest of his life. Killed a woman when drunk in 1578. The Wierix are important in Flemish print history. The brothers where natural talents in engraving. They began at a very early age and developed a really virtuoso style. Design was a very natural thing for them and there technical is mostly accumulated in small very detailed and well-done prints. Some experts attribute the quick victory of of the burin-engraving in favour towards woodcuts to there combined efforts.

Lot details
Artist
Anthony Wierix (1555- 1604)
Title of artwork
Christ on the cross
Year
1580-1604
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
98×58 mm
Total dimensions
195×145×1 mm
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