Antwerp: Philip Galle, ca. 1590.
Rededication of the Temple by Simon Maccabaeus. I Maccabaeus (Apocrypha) xiii, 49-51. Plate 15.
The engraving depicts a biblical scene and incorporates an illustration of harp, timbrels, trumpet, horn, and flute, with reference in Latin text beneath the image to the musical instruments depicted. Ca. 220 x 285 mm with narrow margins.
Minor wear; occasional foxing; laid down to mounting paper. In very good condition overall.
The Encomium Musices (Eulogy of Music) is an important set of highly detailed late 16th century engravings published in Antwerp ca. 1590 by Philip Galle (1537-1612), best-known as a publisher of Old Master prints; the engraver of this particular plate, Collaert, was Galle's son-in-law. The suite of engravings is thought by some to commemorate the rededication of Antwerp's churches to Roman Catholicism following the capture of the city by Alexander Farnese in 1585.
Price: $500.00 other currencies