Johann Jakob von Sandrart

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Johann Jakob von Sandrart
1655-1698
Frontispiece for the Four Gospels: Scenes of the Annunciation, the Angel Appearing to Zacharias, the Circumcision, and the Nativity
Pen and black ink and wash, on laid paper; incised with a stylus.
7 5/16 x 4 5/8 inches (186 x 117 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Hanns S. Schaeffer.
1982.20:1

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Signed at lower left in pen and black ink, "I. I. de Sandrart del."; inscribed by the artist at center, "Die / Vier Heilige / Enangelien / Jesu Christi / nach / Beschreibung der / vier Heiligen / Evangelisten"; each scene inscribed with biblical reference.

Provenance: 
Mrs. Hanns S. Schaeffer, New York.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 297.

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Watermark: illegible fragment of letters including "CH". Watermark, beta radiograph. letters CH. 144763wm_1982_20_1_WM_beta.jpg
Preparatory design for engraved biblical illustrations.

Associated names: 

Schaeffer, Hanns S., Mrs., former owner.

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