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[Figures of the Reformation.]
[Figures of the Reformation.]
[Engraved by P. Perron?]
AParis rue S. Jacques au Buste de Monsign.r et Perou rue de Richeleiu C.P.R. [n.d., c. 1650.]
Engraving, scarce. Sheet 365 x 390mm (14¼ x 15¼"). Image trimmed to printed border, text excised and rejoined (with loss?), laid on album paper.
A French version of a satirical plate by Jan Houwens, showing fifteen of the central figures of the Reformation, named in the key underneath, around a table with a candle representing the Word of God on it. The original had catholic clergy and the devil trying to blow the candle out, but here the biographies of the key refers to errors and heresies. The portraits include Luther, Wycliffe, Know and Melanchthon.
[Ref: 45199]   £780.00  
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