Hendrik Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
The Angel Announcing the Birth of Samson, c. 1586, from The Annunciations of the Bible (Batsch, 3; Hirschmann, 2 i/i). Identified within the plate. Engraving on laid paper with fleur-de-lis watermark, plate size 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.4 x 15.7 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Margins over 1 1/4 inches, binding residues to left edge, staining, fox marks, ink annotations, central horizontal crease plus minor additional (unpressed) creases, nicks and tears to edges all well away from the image.
N.B. Goltzius designed all six plates for this series, but engraved only this one himself.
The sheet measures 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches.
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