Magdelena van De Passe (1600-1640). - The death of Adonis.

Magdelena van De Passe (1600-1640). - The death of Adonis.
Engraving - Not signed - 1636

! A print by one of the few female printmakers in Dutch art history!
Margareta van de Passe was the daughter of Cispijn I van de Passe and was active as an engraver in her father's publishing house in Utrecht, along with her brother Crispijn II.

Vivid engraving with a depiction of Venus discovering the death of Adonis after being killed by a wild boar. From an uncompleted and rare series after Ovid's Metamorphosis which includes engravings from members of the Van de Passe family business.

-- Condition: Very good dark impression on laid paper. Trimmed to the border, sm. weakening of paper on verso, not visible on the front.

Reference: Hollstein Dutch 236-ad. - Ilja M. Veldman, "Crispijn de Passe and his Progeny (1564-1670), Studies in prints and printmaking". Rotterdam: Sounds & Vision Publ., 2001, no. 56.

Lot details
Magdelena van De Passe (1600-1640).
Title of artwork
The death of Adonis.
Not signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
16.5×23 cm
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