Jan Sadeler I (1550-1600) - 16th Century Engraving, Plate 13: Auxentius
DescriptionAn exceptionally fine 16th Century engraving from the Oraculum Anachoreticum, a series of prints depicting the 'Lives of the Hermits' by the Flemish engraver Jan Sadeler I (1550-1600). Entitled 'Auxentius, 13', this print depicts an elderly devout hermit in a cabin with a town in the distance, with plate marks. Hollstein Number 445. Signed in the plate. On laid.
The condition is fine for a picture of this age, with only a small loss to the upper left corner, as can be seen in the photographs provided. Overall in very good condition.
14.5 x 19.9cm (5.7" x 7.8")Sheet: 17.1 x 21cm (6.7" x 8.3")
From a small collection of engravings by Sadeler, taken from both the Trophaeum Vitae Solitariae and the Oraculum Anachoreticum.
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Jan Sadeler I (1550-1600) was part of the largest and most successful family dynasty of Flemish engravers, dominant in Northern Europe throughout the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Born in Flemish Brabant near Brussels, Jan was in Antwerp by 1572, a centre of printmaking at the time. After becoming a master of the artist's Guild of Saint Luke and marrying in Antwerp Cathedral, he began to work for the publisher Christophe Plantin (1520-1589). Later, he worked in Germany and Italy alongside his younger brother Raphael Sadeler I.
|Artist||Jan Sadeler I (1550-1600)|
|Dimensions||14.5 x 19.9cm|
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