|Artist||Crispijn de Passe the Elder after Maerten de Vos|
|Dimensions||Image 182 x 142 mm, Sheet 227 x 148 mm|
Titlepage to the Triumphus Martyrum; a collection of biblical subjects published in Köln in 1591. John the Baptist appears on the left, St. Paul, to the right. In the centre of the image, a lamb lies upon a book and the seven seals. The lamb foregrounds a crucifix and various other instruments of the Passion. Below the print resides a dedication of six lines by Aegidius addressed to Johannes Sadeler to Maximilian, Archduke of Austria. His heraldry appears below this.
Maerten de Vos (1532 - 1603) was a painter and draughtsman. He was a pupil of Pieter de Vos, a follower of Frans Floris in Antwerp and presumably of Jacopo Tintoretto in Venice. Documented as a Lutheran in 1584, he converted to the prevailing religion of Catholicism in 1585.
Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564 - 1637) was a draughtsman, engraver and publisher who began his career in Antwerp but by 1589 had fled via Aachen to Cologne and later in 1611 to Utrecht. He was the father of Simon, Magdalena, Crispin II and Willem.
Franken 1, Hollstein 849
Condition: Tipped to an album page.