Philips Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck - St Philip baptizing the eunuch

Description
Philips Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck - St Philip baptizing the eunuch
Engraving - Plate signed - 1575

St Philip baptizing the eunuch [Acts 8:30-38]; on the banks of a river Philip, stepping on stones, besides the kneeling eunich, pours water from his hand over his head; in the distance, a chariot drives over a bridge and at right the same chariot is at a halt.

Lettered below right on a stone "Mart. Heemsk Inuent." and numbered nearby "14". In the margin two columns of text each two lines "Conspectis ... orbem" and at right "Ac. Cap.8".

Ref. New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 201 (Philips Galle).
Laid down on recent paper.

Lot details
Artist
Philips Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck
Title of artwork
St Philip baptizing the eunuch
Year
1575
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
Overall in fair condition with traces of ageing and usage
Sold with frame
No
Image size
20.6×26.6 cm
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