1646 - Passover / First Born Lambs - 2 Van Sichem Woodcuts On Small Leaf For Sale
A leaf with
a text woodcut on the front and one on the back.
Front (pg 215): The beginning of the Passover ceremony. -- Exodus 12
Back (pg 216): Institution of the sacrifice of the first born lambs . -- Exodus 13
I have never seen this scene depicted in biblical art.
Page Size: ~5.75" x
Condition of Images: p215: fine and crisp; p216: fine and crisp -- PLEASE NOTE: the images are a little browner than shown below
Overall Condition of Leaf: Margins have some soiling, a few small stains, and a few small holes.
Scans: Scanner limits picturing
proper resolution and crispness of images and proper color and tone and brightness.and contrasts.
Please also note that the pictures below may create an illusion that the leaf is larger or smaller than it really is. So please see the measurements above!
Original, antique wood-block engravings on thin, laid paper from
a remarkable Old Testament Bible series.
Published: 1646. Text in Dutch.
Engraved by Christoffel van Sichem II (Dutch, 1610-1650, sometimes with his own design, sometimes after other artists, signed
in plate with his monogram "cVs"). He did not use cross-hatching for shading (see Lehmann-Haupt, 62).
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1646 - Passover / First Born Lambs - 2 Van Sichem Woodcuts On Small Leaf: $35