Jesse sending David with presents to his brothers

Method Copper engraving
Artist after Maarten van Heemskerck
Published [Hieronymus Cock, Antwerp, c. 1556]
Dimensions Image 193 x 242 mm, Sheet 202 x 246 mm
Notes A depiction of a scene from the Old Testament, first book of Samuel, chapter 17. Jesse is sending David to the camp of his brother, with presents of bread and cheese. This happens just before David fights Goliath, who can be seen in the background.

Inscription to lower margin: "3. I David ad fratres tuos in castra, eis hos panes et caseos dato, ac vide si recte agant. 1. Re. 17"

Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1547) was a Dutch painter and printmaker. He apprenticed in Haarlem with Jan van Scorel and travelled to Italy from 1532 to 1537. He had a very successful career in Haarlem upon his return. As a printmaker he worked only exclusively as a designer, working together with engravers such as Philips Galle, Cornelis Bos, Dirk Coornhert and Theodor de Bry, often through collaborating with Hieronymus Cock and other publishers.

New Hollstein Dutch, Heemskerck, 96.

Condition: Good impression. Trimmed within plate mark. Slight overall time toning. Top left corner folded.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 46101