Cornelis Bloemaert (1603-c.1684), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566 - 1651) - John the Baptist with lamb

Description
Cornelis Bloemaert (1603-c.1684), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566 - 1651) - John the Baptist with lamb
Engraving - Not signed - c.1620-c.1624

This print depicts St John the Baptist sitting in a forest holding a lamb, and a cross labelled "AGNUS"

Inscription: "Prodromus hic Christi..... Ad diluenda cunta mundi Crimina"
"C. Bloemaert sculp: et excud:"

Paper-Size: Width 24.7cm Height: 30.7cm

On laid paper

Condition: Torn-off top-right corner, and nearby a white area and a hole (see photo). Most of the print has been stuck down onto a sheet of paper. Stains and foxing. Age-related paper colouring. (see photos).

Reference: Central Museum Utrecht: Inventory number 6662, attributing it to a design by Abraham Bloemaert, and giving further references.

Cornelis Bloemart II (1603-1692)
Engraver. Son of Abraham Bloemart. Pupil of Crispin de Passe. Worked in Paris c.1630, and moved to Rome by 1633, where he became an important figure.

Abraham Bloemart (1566–1651) Dutch painter, draughtsman &etcher/engraver. He worked mainly in Paris, Amsterdam & Utrecht, mostly painting history subjects and landscapes. Trained many artists, including his four sons, Hendrick, Frederick, Cornelis, and Adriaan Bloemart.

Lot details
Artist
Cornelis Bloemaert (1603-c.1684), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566 - 1651)
Title of artwork
John the Baptist with lamb
Year
c.1620-c.1624
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
See description
Sold with frame
No
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