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Matham - The Annunciation

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The Virgin standing at right, looking down demurely, the Archangel Gabriel holding a lily and addressing her, the Holy Spirit above, amongst the billowing clouds are the heads of wings of cherubs; after Josephus Valerianus. Ca.1600.

Lettered below towards right "P.Josephus Valerianus Invent. / I.Matham sculp.". In the margin two columns of text, each two lines "Grata Patri ... nulla tibi" by "C.Schoneus".

This is an early state before publisher's address

New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 13.I (Jacob Matham)
Hollstein 30
Bartsch III.184.206

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SKU xxab27
Picture Size 51,30 x 37,60 cm
Specification Print
technic Engraving
Artist Jacob Matham
period 16th Century
School Dutch
subject Religious
rating *****

Jacob Matham (October 15, 1571 – January 20, 1631) - Dutch School Of Haarlem.

Jacon-b MathamFamous engraver and pen-draftsman.

He was the stepson and pupil of painter and draftsman Hendrik Goltzius, and brother-in-law to engraver Simon van Poelenburgh, having married his sister, Marijtgen.

He made several engravings after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens from 1611-1615, and also a series after the work of Pieter Aertsen. In 1613, engraver Jan van de Velde was apprenticed to him. He was the father of Jan, Theodoor and Adriaen Matham, the latter of whom was a notable engraver in his own right.

He took over the Goltzius shop in Haarlem around 1600. In 1601 Matham received his own privilege from Prague.


Giuseppe Valeriani

(painter/draughtsman; architect; Italian; Male; 1542 - 1596)
Also known as/Valeriani, Giuseppe; Valerianus, Josephus
Biography: Architect and painter, worked in Italy

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