Engraving. 160 x 110mm. Foxing and staining, outside plate only.
Jan (or Johan) Sadeler [1550 - 1600], draughtsman, engraver and publisher, and brother of Raphael. He began work as a steel-chiseller or damascener but moved to Antwerp, where he was admitted to the Guild of St Luke in 1572 as a copperplate engraver. It was probably in Antwerp also that he met Marten de Vos, with whom he and his brothers collaborated for many years. The Sadelers were a family of Flemish engravers, publishers and printsellers who were active throughout Europe for three generations and played a major role in European graphic art, producing a wide range of high quality work. From the 'True Effigies Of the most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists That have Flourished in Europe' published in 1694 in Antwerp.
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