Antique 10 3/8 inch x 8 1/8 inch Engraving
JUDGEMENT OF SOLOMON
Antique 10 3/8 inch x 8 1/8 inch Engraving of THE JUDGEMENT OF SOLOMON
The Judgement of Solomon; the king is seated on a throne in the centre, a large group of men standing on either side; in the foreground stand the two disputing mothers, with the dead and living child.
Engraved by Franz von Bocholt. Signed as FVB. Master FVB (active c. 1480 — 1500) was an anonymous early Netherlandish engraver. A German engraver, who lived about the middle of the fifteenth century. His plates, thirty-eight of which are described by Bartsch, are often copies of those of Schongauer and Van Meckenen, and are all extremely scarce.
The print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in ‘Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Reproduced by Photographic Process’, [First Series] Part III (German Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1884, where it was number XIII and described there as ‘Franz von Bocholt. About 1460 – 1480.
The print is in very good condition and is most likely the facsimile produced by the British Museum in 1884.
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