242. [Flemish]

After Jan SNELLINCK

The twelve prophets.

Antwerp, G. De Jode, 1585

4 engravings, 21 x 27,7 cm, wide margins, laid paper with watermark, 1 signed engr. in pl. "Gerar de Jode Excudebat" (toned, sm. tears in upper margin of engr. with Zacharias).

Stuck under passe-partout. Good impression.

Complete series of the twelve prophets after designs by Jan Snellinck (1549-1638). The prints represent the prophets Elisha, Jonah, Obadiah, Amos, Zechariah, Malachi, Isaiah, Jeremias, Ezekiel, David, Daniel and Elijah. Each standing figure is accompanied by an object or emblem referencing the biblical text fragment from the Old Testament, printed in the lower margin.Ref. Hollstein (De Jode). - H. Mielke, 'Antwerpener Graphik in der 2. Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. Der Thesaurus veteris Testamenti des Gerard de Jode (1585) und seine Künstler', Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 38 (1975), p. 81, cat.nr. 42.

€ 250 / 300

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