Jan Collaert - The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

Jan Collaert - The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
Etching - not signed - 1585

‘De gelijkenissen van de verborgen schat en de parel’. Etching by Jan Collaert after Ambrosius Francken.

Condition: excellent. Wide margins. Beautiful, sharp print. Watermark (fool’s head with clocks). Clean and fresh page.

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl. To right, a man seen from behind, holding a shovel, pointing out to another man before him; behind, to left, a man holding a single pearl and another receiving all the man's savings for it; a house seen behind them and in the background, at a distance, a man with a shovel in a field.

Inventor: Ambrosius Francken (1544 - 1618). Painter and designer of images. Worked in Antwerp. Born in Herentals, died in Antwerp. In 1570 he travelled to Paris and Fontainebleau. Returned to Antwerp and worked as a freelancer.

Engraver: Jan Collaert I (ca. 1525/30 - 1580). Engraver and publisher, probably born in Brussels, where he was active as a designer and painter of tapestries. Settled in Antwerp between 1560-1563; founder of the dynasty, father of Adriaen Collaert and Jan Collaert II.

Will be sent by registered mail in a tube.

Lot details
Jan Collaert
Title of artwork
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
Not signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
22×28 cm
Total dimensions
27×30×0 cm
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