[The Widow's Mite]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Monogrammist GL
Published [c. 1629]
Dimensions Image 60 x 58 mm, Plate 61 x 59 mm, Sheet 62 x 60 mm
Notes A miniature depiction of The Widow's Mite. Christ is seated at a temple, and tells his disciples about the woman behind them, who is donating money, stating that because she is a poor widow, her gift has more meaning than when rich people donate a larger amount of money. From a unknown publication, probably a small bible.

Inscription to lower centre: "S marc xii", referring to Mark 12.

The Monogrammist GL was a Flemish artist, who was active in the first half of the 17th century, and produced predominantly religious scenes.

Condition: Trimmed close to plate mark.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 46213