Hiëronymus Wierix (1553-1619), Maerten de Vos (1535-1603) - Saint James Major, Compostella. Large engraving, first edition 1578.

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Hiëronymus Wierix (1553-1619), Maerten de Vos (1535-1603) - Saint James Major, Compostella. Large engraving, first edition 1578.
Engraving - Not signed - 1578

Saint James Major, Compostella. Large engraving, first edition 1578.

Saint James the elder was the brother of Joannes, and one of the first apostles.

Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to legend, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Engraved by Hiëronymus Wierix (1553-1619).

Jerome Wierix was already famous as a very young engraver for his high-quality engravings after Albrecht Durer.

Here it is a very nice example after a drawing by Maerten de Vos (1535-1603),

Published by painter / engraver Pieter Baltens in Antwerp ca 1578.

One of the most beautiful representations of Saint James Major, Compostella.
Saint James is standing between two columns (symbol of the power). In his right hand he has a staff and a gourd and knapsack and in the left hand the Bible.

References:
Hollstein Dutch 1157.

Rare engraving, in perfect condition with three 1 mm margins. To the right side trimmed 2 mm in the image, not disturbing the image..
Very nice dark print with many details.
Printed on very thin laid paper with a very good watermark : small french lily with crown.

Delivered in a museum passepartout: 40 cm x 50 cm.

Lot details
Artist
Hiëronymus Wierix (1553-1619), Maerten de Vos (1535-1603)
Title of artwork
Saint James Major, Compostella. Large engraving, first edition 1578.
Year
1578
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
32.5×21.3 cm
Total dimensions
32.8×21.5×0 cm
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