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Description: This fine original antique print of 2 amazingly detailed engravings by Amand Durand after the German printmaker Heinrich Aldegrever or Aldegraf (signed A G & dated 1554 & 1561) - who was part of the 16th century German school of artists known as the "Little Masters" renown for their small and finely detailed engravings. This one details the parable of the rich man and Lazarus: Lazarus asks for bread - was engraved and published by Durand in 1870.
Charles Amand Durand (1831-1905) was an innovation and passionate engraver & artist who resurrected the fading copper & wood plates of various Old Masters from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries such as Rembarant, Albrect Drurer, Hans Sebald Beham and others. He admired their etchings and engravings which he noted through the ravages of time had faded and were no longer producing quality impressions.
Durand's re-engravings are so well respected major collectors throughout Europe sought to acquire them, including the French Biblioteque Nationale and the Louvre Museum in Paris. Born in Paris and became a master engraver early in his career. He deeply admired the 15th, 16th, and 17th century Old Masters’ engravings and saw how they lost quality and faded from the ravages of time. This realization, combined with in-depth research throughout public and private collections of these masters, inspired Durands dedication to recreate their images and preserve the original quality for future generations.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - Off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 14in x 9 1/2in (350mm x 240mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None