Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - At the foot of the Cross - first state

Description
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - At the foot of the Cross - first state
Engraving - Signed - 1580-1610

Excellent impression in it's original full sheet of laid paper.

The Passion of Christ
Tthe Virgin Mary seated at the foot of the Cross with the body of Christ in her arms.

Inscribed on margin, below image: O quam tristis..Unigeniti and 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.', Cum Gratia et Privilegio Busschere.

Reference:
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 371 ( I / III )
Alvin 1866 273

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
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619)
Title of artwork
At the foot of the Cross - first state
Year
1580-1610
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
82×53 mm
Total dimensions
195×145×1 mm
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