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Item Code: xxbb20

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ST. PETER - 1510
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St Peter; holding a key in his right hand and a book in his left.  c.1510 Engraving

Print made by: Lucas van Leyden

Date: 1510 (circa)
Lettered with the letter "L"

The first in a series of fourteen plates of Christ, Saint Paul and the twelve apostles, each of whom is depicted isolated against a plain background and with his attributes.
The series is not date but is given by Bartsch as around 1511 and by the New Hollstein c.1510.
New Hollstein 87 (Lucas van Leyden)
Bartsch VII.387.87
On plate border with full image border and small margins.
Traces of former backing paper on the backside.
A good early impression on early strong laid paper.

Additional Information

SKU xxbb20
Picture Size 11,60 x 7,20 cm
Specification Print
technic Engraving
Artist Lucas Van Leyden
period 16th Century
School Dutch
subject Religious
rating ****

Lucas Van Leyden (1494-1533)

Lucas Van LeydenEngraver, etcher, designer of woodcuts, drawer and painter. Pupil of his father and of Cornelis Engebrechtsz. With Albrecht Dürer in Antwerp in 1521.

North-Netherlandish engraver and painter, born and died in Leiden. Lucas is most famous for his graphic work, which has technical similarities with the art of staining glass. His work bridges late Gothic and Renaissance art with, amongst other things, attention given to perspective. The quality of his work is often compared to that of his contemporary Albrecht Dürer, whose acquaintance Van Leyden makes in Antwerp, in 1521. In addition to creating engravings, Van Leyden paints. Some 15 works may be attributed to him with certainty. It is known that Rembrandt owned a complete collection of Lucas's prints. The masters shared a preference for depicting scenes from everyday life. Lucas van Leyden dies in 1533 after a long sickbed.

Lucas Van Leyden is one of the greatest names from the early period and together with Dürer and some early Italian, one of the most estimated. His works are getting more rare and valuable every year.

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