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THE WISE VIRGINS - SAENREDAM

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THE WISE VIRGINS - 1605

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THE WISE VIRGINS - 1605
 
Print made by: Jan Saenredam
 
Hollstein 31
Bartsch III.219.5
 
From a series of 5 prints with serie title: PARABLE OF THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS  (H.28-32)

The five virgins holding lamps stand in a queue and are greeted by a man at a doorway wearing a gold chain and fur lined cloak; a night scene with a starry sky. 1605

Lettered below centre "J.Saenredam / fe, 1605" and numbered "4". Lettered in the design above "J.Saenredam / fecit". Lettered in the margin with three columns of text, each three lines "Nocte ferè ... lampadas igne".

Engraving 

 

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SKU abr295
Picture Size 26,80 x 37,50 cm
Specification Print
technic Engraving
Artist Jan Saenredam
period 17th century
School Dutch
subject Mythology
rating *****

Jan Saenenredam (1565-1607) - Dutch School

Engraver born in Zaandam, c. 1565. Orphaned in childhood, he was raised by an uncle, Pieter de Jongh, a bailiff in Assendelft. Though brought up for a life of farm labour and handiwork, he turned to drawing and in time attained some success as a mapmaker. With the help of a local lawyer, he entered the circle of Hendrick Goltzius relatively late in life, in 1589, and worked for short periods with both Goltzius and Jacques de Gheyn II. Saenredam was one of Goltzius' most important masters and worked closely with him, creating a major body of work. According to both de Bie and Schrevelius, there was some rivalry between each of these masters and Saenredam, who quickly absorbed what they had to offer him. About 1595 Saenredam returned to Assendelft, where he married and where his son Pieter, who later became famous for his paintings of the interiors of churches, was born. He died in Assendelft in 1607.

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