Auction 353 Prints & Drawings

GALLE, Philips (1537-1612). The Death of the Virgin. (Antwerp), A. Ortelius, c. 1574. Engr. after Pieter Breughel the Elder (Flemish, b. ca. 1525–1569). 310 x 421 mm. (Trimmed on plate edge, laid down on mount which was partially removed again, corners tipped in on the remains of a more recent mount, but altog. a very reasonable copy).

In a room with Gothic paneling, Mary lies on her deathbed, a candle in her hand, held by a priest. A monk with a bell at the foot. On the left a group of apostles and mourning figures. To the left, the sleeping Johannes by the fireplace. No watermark detected. 2nd state (of 2). - New Hollstein Dutch 9-2(2) & New Hollstein Dutch 229-2(2).

€ 500

result € 2200

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