Monogrammist HIR - Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau

Monogrammist HIR - Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau
Engraving, Etching - signed - early 1600s

Print depicting the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau. Behind to the left, cows sheep and other animals. To the right soldiers.
At bottom right: CJVisscher excu. , the letters CJV in the form of Claes Jansz Visscher's monogram.
Monogram "HIR" added in ink.

Print made by Monogrammist HIR and published by Claes Jansz Visscher the Elder (1586-1652), also known as Piscator. The print was published in Piscator's "Face Bible" (Theatrum biblicum) 1650 (and other editions)

Paper-Size: W31.1 x H23.1 cm

Condition: Cut to border-line with loss of an inscription taken from Genesis 33, and the printed initials "HIR". On reverse, brown stains, probably remains of glue. Crease and small holes at top-left.

Reference: This print is illustrated with other prints from Piscator's bible on the website

Claes Jansz Visscher the Elder (1586-1652), also known asPiscator and as Nicolas Joannis Visscher. Dutch draughtsman, etcher, cartographer and publisher. His publishing house was one of the largest of the time.. Worked mainly in Amsterdam, starting as a draughtsman and engraver. After 1606, he was primarily a publisher. He became a major publisher, frequently buying and reprinting older plates. Father of Nicolaes Visscher I, who inherited the business.

Lot details
Monogrammist HIR
Title of artwork
Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau
early 1600s
Engraving, Etching
See description
Sold with frame
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