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Raphael (1483 - 1520)

Lot 229: Raphael (Sanzio, 1483-1520). Veni Sponsa Christi

Dominic Winter Auctions

June 25, 2008
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Raphael (Sanzio, 1483-1520). Veni Sponsa Christi Accipe Coronam ..., copper engraving, probably by Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (active 1531-c.1574), trimmed to plate margin, some marks and soiling, plate size 24.5 x 39.5 cm (9.65 x 15.5 ins), tipped-on to backing card, together with twenty-nine large copper engravings by Cornelis Visscher II (1619/20-1658/62), illustrating scenes from the Old and New Testaments, after Bloemaert, de Bruyn, Rubens, Jordaens, De Vos, Diepenbeeck and others, each with central vertical fold, red-ruled to margins, image size 36.5 x 50 cm (14.5 x 19.5 ins), blank margins with some browning and chipping The engravings by Cornelis Visscher were published in John Ogilby's lavish illustrated folio bible printed in Cambridge in 1660. (30)


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