Christ as the Good Samaritan
HARMEN JANSZ. MULLER
Amsterdam c. 1540 – 1617 Amsterdam
after Maarten van Heemskerck (1498 – 1574)
Christ as the Good Samaritan, 1565
The complete series of four plates
Engraving. Each c. 20.5 × 25.2 cm (platemark); 28.5 × 37.5 cm (sheet)
Signed and dated: "Maertynus / Heemskerck / Inventor 1565 / Harman Muller fe"
The first three plates numbered, the last one without number. Each plate with two Latin verses by Hadrianus Junius in the lower margin, signed Hadr Jun
Watermark: Greek Cross and a Shield
Literature: Le Blanc 46-51; Wurzbach 9; Nagler 1935-52, No. 4; NHD 63-66 (Hermen Jansz. Muller); NHD (Maarten van Heemskerck), 445-448
Very fine impressions, sharply printed with some delicate plate tone, exceptional wide margins around the platemark, the usual flattened vertical fold, otherwise in very good condition.
Previously believed to have been composed out of six plates (Le Blanc, Wurzbach and Hollstein), but in the most recent literature corrected in four plates.
The engravings depict the following scenes:
(I)Man Attacked by Desire, Lust and Error
(II)Moses and Aaron Leaving the Wounded Man to Fend for Himself
(III)The Wounded Man Healed by Christ's Blood
(IV)Man Finding Salvation in the Church of Christ
Images of each print available upon request.
A set of the greatest rarity.
Price: USD 2,700 / EURO 2,250