V. Illust. Marquardus Freherus, Patr. Avg. Vind. IC. Sereniss. Viiviro Com. Palat. A Cons. Et Dicasteri Elector. Proivdex. [Marquard Freher]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Aegidius Sadeler II
Published glyptes Aegidius Sadeler, Pragae Ao. MDCXVIII. [1618]
Dimensions Image 168 x 144 mm, Plate 216 x 147 mm, Sheet 257 x 180 mm
Notes Title continues beneath image: - III. Eid. Mai. Ann. CIC.IC.CXIV. Aetat. XLIX.

Inscribed beneath title with four lines of Latin text by Georg Remus, and a three line dedication to Paul Freher.

Hollstein 291

Marquard Freher (1565-1614) was a German lawyer and diplomat. He studied in Altdorf and Bourges, and was appointed Professor of Law in Heidelberg in 1596.

Aegidius Sadeler II was a Flemish painter and engraver active in the seventeenth-century. He is often referred to as the greatest engraver of the Sadeler dynasty. As a child Sadeler lived in Cologne (c.1579), then Munich (c.1588). He trained in Antwerp, worked in Rome (1593), then moved to Munich to work with his uncles Jan and Rafael (1594). He travelled with them to Verona, and probably Venice, between 1595 and 1597. He settled in Prague in 1597, where he was mainly employed by Emperor Rudolf II. For some time he lived with Bartholomeus Spranger, whose works he engraved. He collaborated with Jacobus Typotius on the Prague emblem book, Symbola Divina et Humana (1601-3).

Condition: Small mark to right side of plate mark. Some surface dirt to inscription space and lower margin of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 33876