Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) after, Philip Galle (1537-1612), 1572 - After death labor is rewarded with the love of Christ

Description
Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) after, Philip Galle (1537-1612), 1572 - After death labor is rewarded with the love of Christ
Engraving - Plate signed - 1572

After death labor is rewarded with the love of Christ.

Christ with the cross defeating death and snake (devil) rewarding Labor with his love. Charity bound with heaven and Labor and in the middle of the two cords, Christ.

New Hollstein Dutch 308-4(4)

Engraved and edited by Philip Galle (1537-1612) ca 1572.

Philip Galle was a Flemish engraver and editor in Antwerp/ Haarlem. He worked for Hiëronymus Cock were he engraved after Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The seven virtues is one of his masterpieces.
Then he started to edit for himself.
Considered as one of the very best Flemish renaissance engravers.

After a drawing of Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574).
One of the most important Dutch renaissance painters. The prints after his work were highly sought after in the 16th century in both Antwerp and Amsterdam.

Plate 6, from the series "labor and diligence" of 6 engravings.

In perfect condition, printed on very thin laid paper, trimmed on the margins, image complete.
Good dark impression.

Delivered in a museum passepartout.

Lot details
Artist
Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) after, Philip Galle (1537-1612), 1572
Title of artwork
After death labor is rewarded with the love of Christ
Year
1572
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
20.5×24.5 cm
Total dimensions
20.5×24.5×0 cm
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