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Dutch - 1728 (New Testament)

From one of the finest books of bible prints. The best artists of the day worked on them including Picart (1673-1733), Hoet (1648-1733), and Houbraken. On very heavy, handmade paper, and all are rich, dark impressions, mostly in clean, excellent condition, with good margins. These are the finest copies of these plates we have seen. Titles in 6 languages: Greek, English, German, Latin, French, and Dutch.
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Luc. 23:26. Simon beareth Christ's Cross. Houbraken delin., vdr. Gowen Sculps.
Subject: Incredibly beautiful faces and animals and gestures.
Page size: 20.75" x 16.5"; Image size:16" x 13.5"; Condition: exquisite
Cost:  $150   #DHN4  Keywords: Luke23
Luc. 5:6. The miraculous draught of Fishes. Raphael inven., Thomasin Sculps.
Subject: Apparently taken from a Raphael painting with fine composition and portraits.
Page size: 20" x 17"; Image size:16.5" x 13.5"; Condition: fine except for penicl writing on lower margins (sizes and old price), and a few pinpoint spots in margin. Cost:  $125   #DHN3  Keywords: Luke5 fish
Matth. 26:26. The Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ. Picart delin., Blois Sculps.
Subject: Again, the incomparable Picart! Though I have a good scanner, please believe that the scans miss every bit of the subtlety of the engraving of the Last Supper.
Page size: 24" x 19"; Image size:16.5" x 13.75"; Condition: images looks perfect; top margin is crinkled at edge with tiny tear at edge; margins at edges slightly browned; penciled old cost in lower right corner; none of which are offensive. Cost:  $150   #DHN5  Keywords: Matthew26
Luc: 23:33. Christ upon the Cros. Picart delin., Folkema Sculps.
Subject: A Picart masterpiece! The beauty and detail not captured in scans.
Page size: 20.5" x 17"; Image size:16.5" x 13"; Condition: I see no problem except for pencil writing on bottom margin (size and old cost). Cost:  $150   #DHN2  Keywords: Luke23 cross
Luc: 2:10. The Annunciation of the birth of Jesus. A. Houbrake del.
Subject: Angels, animals and humans are all blissful.
Page size: 20" x 17"; Image size:16" x 13.5"; Condition: image seems perfect; no problem except for pencil writing on bottom margin (size and old cost) and a few smudges and candle? spots an a tiny tear in margins. Cost:  $150   #DHN1  Keywords: Luke2
Matth. XVII. The transfiguration of Christ on the mount. Picart delin., Blois Sculps.
Relevant quote: "1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image:12.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite, near mint, beautiful tonal contrasts -- quite astounding
Cost:  $75  #DHN26  Keywords: Matthew17
Joan. XXI. Christ appear'd to his Disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. Le Brun pinxit, Folkema Sculps.
Relevant quote: "1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image:12.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite, near mint, beautiful tonal contrasts with a tiny spots that appear to be candle wax, all in margin (one on bottom of printed margin) which are a rather pleasant touch.
Cost:  $75  #DHN27  Keywords: John21
Joan. XI:43,44. Lazarus rising out of his grave. No artist given but probably Houbraken.
Relevant quote: "43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image:12.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite, near mint, beautiful tonal contrasts, no problem worth mentioning
Cost:  $75  #DHN28  Keywords: John21
Luc: I, 40. Mary and Elizabeth. Carlo Marati pinx., Duflos Sculps.
Relevant quote: "39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost..."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image:12" x 8.5"; Condition: near mint, beautiful tonal contrasts, but with what seems to be an original inking issue that left a white streak at top left and on forehead of right figure and some extra inking in top margin and visible in sky area of image. So the print is a masterpiece with some distractions.
Cost:  $55  #DHN29  Keywords: Luke1
John XX, 14, 15. Jesus appeareth to Mary. Houbraken delin., Broen Sculps.
Relevant quote: "13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image :13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite, there is a darkening of the sky in one strip - hard to tell if from original inking or intended or ?
 #DHN24  Keywords: John20 SOLD
Matth. XXVI, 65. Christ before Caiaphas. Picart delin., Jongman Sculps.
Relevant quote: "64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death."
Approximate size of page: 16.5" x 11.25"; Approximate size of image:13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite, near mint, beautiful tonal contrasts
Cost:  $75  #DHN25  Keywords: Matthew26
Matth. 26:43. Jesus findeth his Disciples Sleeping. A. Houbrake del., Blyswyk Sculp.
Relevant quote: "40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy."
Page size: 16.5" x 11.5"; Image size:13.75" x 9"; Condition: exquisite, near mint
 #DHN22  SOLD
Luc. 7:14. A dead Young man restor'd to Life by Christ. Picart delin., Bleiswyk sculps.
Subject: An extraordinarily masterpiece by Picart.
Page size: 16.5" x 12.25"; Image size:13.5" x 9"; Condition: exquisite image with some candle(?) spots in margins.
 #DHN21  SOLD
Luc. 2:16. The Shepherds find the Child Jesus lying in a manger. A. Houbrake del., Vander Gouwen Scu.
Subject: An extraordinarily beautiful manger scene.
Page size: 16.5" x 12.25"; Image size:13.5" x 8.25"; Condition: exquisite!
Cost:  $150  #DHN9  Keywords: Luke2 baby
Luc. 1:28. The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. Picart delin., Surugue Sculps.
Subject: A Picart annunciation.
Page size: 17" x 12"; Image size:13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: rich, mellow minor browning in margins
COST $75  #DHN8  Keywords: Luke1
Matth. 8:28. The possessed with Devils coming out of the tombs. A. Houbrake del., C. de Broen Sculp.
Subject: Peaceful Jesus reaches towards sad looking devils with beautiful expressions, fine tones and details missed in scans.
Page size: 16.5" x 11"; Image size:13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite w/ brown spot on margin only
Cost:  $75   #DHN7  Keywords: Matthew8
Matt. 8:6. The Centurion's faith. A. Houbraken del., Bloois Sculp.
Subject: Devout centurion, interested dog, beautiful expressions on disciples faces, fine tones lost in scan.
Page size: 16.5" x 11"; Image size:13.5" x 8.25"; Condition: exquisite w/ barely noticeable spot on margin only
Cost:  $75   #DHN6  Keywords: Matthew8: Jesus

Actor. 20:10. Paul raiseth Eutychus to Life. Houbraken delin., Jongman Sculpsit.
Subject: Torches are held, people surround as the scene takes place. Beautiful expressions.
Page size: 16.5" x 11"; Image size:13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite
Cost:  $75   #DHN13  Keywords: Acts20
    

Actor. 16:24. Paul and Silas in prison. Houbraken delin., Mulder Sculps.
Subject: Paul and Silas in stocks. Exquisite portraits and frame.
Page size: 16.25" x 10.75"; Image size:13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite but with 8, what look to be small grey candle spots, in margins, not affecting image or beautify of print.
#DHN12  SOLD
     
Matth. 4.  Christ being tempted of the Devil. Picart delin.
Subject: Incredible detail of town and old boats and thorn bush as well as the striking Picart portraits which are crisp and clear and subtly toned in original.
Page size: 16.5" x 11.25"; Image size:13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: exquisite w/ minor smudge in left margin; possibly a few streaks in sky but maybe it is part of engraving.    #DHN10  SOLD
Matth. 1:14 The escape of Jesus into Egypt. B. P. delin. [i.e., Bernard Picart]
Subject: Powerful scene. Even the clothes are portrayed dramatically. The baby is protected by his mother.
Page size: 16.5" x 11+"; Image size: 13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: beautiful w/ no problems worth mentioning.
Cost $75  #DHN11  Keywords: Matthew1  

Matth. 5:1 Jesus in the Mount. A. Houbrake del, J. Mulder Sculp.
Subject: Psychological studies of Jesus talking on small mount in a relaxed setting.
Page size: 16.25" x 11+"; Image size: 13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: beautiful w/ no problems worth mentioning.
Cost:  $75   #DHN14  Keywords: Matthew5 sermon on the mount

Joann. 2:14 Jesus drives the buyers and seller out of the temple. Picart delin., Pool Sculps.
Subject: Another masterpiece by Picart. Scans do not do it justice.
Page size: 16.75" x 11"; Image size: 13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: mint..
 #DHN15  SOLD
Joann 4:7 Jesus and the woman of Samaria. A. Houbrake del. Van Buisen Sculp.
Subject: A gorgeous hat on an Oriental looking Samaritan woman with Jesus teaching her.
Page size: 16.5" x 11"; Image size: 13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: perfect except what seems to be some original pencil rule lines in margin. Cost:  $75   #DHN23  Keywords: John4
Marc 1:9 Christ baptized of John. Picart delin. Gouwen Sculps.
Subject: Others watch on as Jesus is receiving the spirit. One man is getting out of the river, another disrobing.
Page size: 16.5" x ~11"; Image size: 13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: perfect but for five brown spots, one on image. For such an amazing print, not offensive. Cost $75   DHN17 Keywords: Mark1 baptism John the Baptist   

Apoc: I, 12. The vision of the seven Candlesticks. Picart delin.
Page size: 16.5" x 11.25"; Image size: 13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: fine with some slight pleasant brown toning; slight crease in right bottom corner affecting image but barely noticeable.
#DHN16  SOLD

Matth. 3:1 John preaching in the Wildernesse. L. Carrache pinx, Jongman Sculps.
Subject: A powerful John, a "powerful" plant, an interesting turbaned gentleman, in a powerful composition.
Page size: 16.25" x 11.25"; Image size: 13.75" x 8.5"; Condition: mint but for 1/2" brown stain barely noticeable in bottom water and a 1 cm brown stain writing area; inoffensive   Cost:  $75   #DHN18  Keywords: Matthew3 John the Baptist wilderness
Luc. 22:43 Christ strengthened by an Angel. Picart inven., Bernards Sculps.
Subject: A weakened Christ and a powerful angel. Intricate and dramatic landscape.
Page size: 16.25" x 11.25"; Image size: 13.5" x 8.5"; Condition: mint but for a few ~1 cm inoffensive, grey, what look to be candle wax spots in margin and impressionmargin.  Cost:  $75   #DHN20  Keywords: Luke22 Jesus
John 3. Nicodemus with Christ. Picart delin., Bois Sculps.
Page size: 16.5" x 11"; Image size: 14" x 8.5"; Condition: image excellent; margins have 2cm grey spots that look as if they are from a candle - would be hidden by frame, but even as is, I think, no real problem
Cost:  $75   #DHN19  Keyword: Jon3 Jesus