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Israel van Meckenem

St. Peter , ca. 1470

Engraving with hand-colouring

26 x 82 mm.

Only impression known

$12,000 - $35,000

Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc.

Chambly, QC

450-658-2752

About

This is an unrecorded, probably unique print intended for a series of the Twelve Apostles, of which only four were known to Lehrs and Geisberg and a further apostle has come to light. Van Meckenem took his inspiration for these figures, as for many of his other plates, from The Master ES. Small devotional engravings of this kind could be pasted into printed missals as a substitute illumination, and for this reason were often hand-coloured.

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