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

Description
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
Artist
Jan Collaert
Title of artwork
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
Year
1585
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
22×28 cm
Total dimensions
27×30×0 cm
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