Lucas van Leyden/ Luca di Leida (1494 –1533) - " Lamech e Caino " 1524

Lucas van Leyden/ Luca di Leida (1494 –1533) - " Lamech e Caino " 1524
Etching - monogrammed in slab - XIX Sec.

Intense and delicate print on laid paper with watermark, dateable around the end of the 19th century.
In excellent condition. Author’s monogram on top left.

" Lamech e Caino " 1524.

In the Bible and in ancient Jewish legends Lamech, descendant of Cain, is considered a violent and vengeful man. A skilled hunter, Lamech went blind as an old man and was forced to be escorted by a child when hunting, perhaps his son, who was to direct his bow.
Unfortunately, the arrow lashed by Lamech into the forest did not hit an animal but Cain who was passing by.

Lucas Van Leyden 1494-1533

Painter, designer and very skilled engraver. He is mainly remembered for his exceptional burins, executed with elegant expertise and the use of a wide range of greys.
Soon his work was also influenced by A. Durer. The two artists will meet in 1515 in Antwerp.
His works would be admired by the likes of Rembrandt and Del Sarto.

Excellent print.

Bibliography: Bartsch 14; Filedt-Kok 14; Hollstein 14.

Lot details
Lucas van Leyden/ Luca di Leida (1494 –1533)
Title of artwork
" Lamech e Caino " 1524
XIX Sec.
monogrammed in slab
In good condition
Sold with frame
Total dimensions
1×134×208 mm
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