Dimensions: Height: 445 millimetres Width: 587 millimetres. Description: Adoration of the shepherds, with at centre the Virgin reclining beside Christ, who lies in the manger, on the left the shepherds worshipping Him, on the right St Joseph, seated, and musician angels. A detail written inside the image:'Raphael Urbinas Pinxit' (center left on the column); below image, with dedication to Ferdinand III by Giovanni Battista Franceschi, who commissioned the work, the inscription:'Cornelius Bloemaert sculpsit Romae superioru licentia cum privil.
Mi' (bottom left - some unreadable words). Under the engraving on the right of the coat of arms: Aeternitati atque admirationi pingebat Raphael Urbinas....
The Adoration of Cornelis Bloemaert is preserved in Italian, English and American museums. It's an engraving of very high historical and cultural importance, very rare and of museum value. The paper shows evident signs of wear and tear due to time, tears, lack of colour on the entire sheet and a vertical fold in the centre.
I remain available for more info and photos, even in higher definition. The item "Antique Engraving Print Framed Dutch Old Master Cornelis Bloemaert II 17th cent" is in sale since Thursday, April 30, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "craicart" and is located in Cabonara di Nola. This item can be shipped worldwide.