Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - The infant with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier- First state

Descripción
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - The infant with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier- First state
Grabado - Firmado - 1580-1610

Excellent impression with full plate borders and wide margins in the original laid paper sheet.

First state before the number.

The adoration of the infant
The infant with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Louis of Gonzaga and Stanislaus Kostka; the infant Christ seen above, seated on a cloud, sending rays of light towards four seated Jesuits below, Loyola, Francis Xavier, Louis of Gonzaga, Stanislau Kostka.
Engraving

Lettered below image: 'Iesu solamen...filius' and 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Buschere'.

Reference:
Alvin 1866 1264
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 425
Hollstein 518. I / II (Wierix)

Hieronymus Wierix (printmaker; Flemish; 1553 - 1619)
One of three brothers, all engravers. Child prodigy. Master in Antwerp in 1572, where remained for the rest of his life. Killed a woman when drunk in 1578. The Wierix are important in Flemish print history. The brothers where natural talents in engraving. They began at a very early age and developed a really virtuoso style. Design was a very natural thing for them and there technical is mostly accumulated in small very detailed and well-done prints. Some experts attribute the quick victory of of the burin-engraving in favour towards woodcuts to there combined efforts.

Detalles del lote
Artista
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619)
Título de la obra
The infant with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier- First state
Año
1580-1610
Técnica
Grabado
Firma
Firmado
Estado
En buenas condiciones
Se vende con marco
No
Dimensiones de la imagen
95×65 mm
Dimensiones totales
195×145×1 mm
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