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‘A father brings his son possessed by a demon to Christ’, etching on paper

‘A father brings his son possessed by a demon to Christ’, etching on paper

By Jan van Orley (1665-1735), printed and published by Pieter Schenk (1660-1711).

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Description

A hand-coloured etching on laid paper titled ‘A father brings his son possessed by a demon to Christ’, designed by Jan van Orley (1665-1735), printed and published by Pieter Schenk (1660-1711).

John van Orley (1665-1735)

Jan van Orley (1665-1735) was a Southern Netherlandish artist with a specialization in designing tapestries. His career started with miniature portraits, but after the bombardment of Brussels in 1695, many churches had been destroyed that could use his help. Monumental paintings and other works of art had to be restored. In this way he developed his talent in almost all areas. His painting style resembled the Italian painting of that time, but he was later more and more influenced by the French Baroque.

Many of his works can still be found today in and around Bruges and Brussels (Belgium) where he was most active. Including the tapestry cycle with eight scenes from the life of Christ (1730-31) in St. Salvator’s Cathedral in Bruges. Van Orley died after a successful career in Brussels on February 22, 1735.

Pieter Schenk (1660-1711)

Petrus (Pieter) Schenck (I) and his son Pieter Schenk (II) were regarded as one of the most important artists of Saxon cartography in the first half of the 18th century. Schenk (I) was born in 1660 in Elberfeld (Germany), but left for Amsterdam at a young age to work for the Amsterdam engraver and map publisher Gerard Valck. He married the sister of his teacher in Amsterdam and had six children from that marriage. In 1700 he returned to Germany to work as a map and art dealer. Schenk died after a successful career in 1711 in Leipzig.

Etching

Etching is considered the most important technique for producing prints by old masters. It is a very traditional process discovered by Daniel Hopfer (1470 – 1536) in Germany. Daniel Hopfer already used the etching technique on combat clothing before applying it to make a print. A strong acid or pickling agent is used to cut metal surfaces (usually copper, zinc or steel). The metal plate is covered with a waxy soil which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches his or her design into the metal with different types of etching needles. After a bath of acid or pickling agent, the scratched metal undergoes a redox reaction, leaving the drawing in the wax on the plate. Ink is poured over the plate and wiped off again to fill in the scratched areas. By then pressing the plate in paper, an etching is created.

‘A father brings his son possessed by a demon to Christ’, etching on paper

149.00

Available

Available

Additional information

SKU

2022A170

Availability

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Sold with frame

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Dimensions including frame

55 x 45 centimeters

Dimensions excluding frame

33 x 42 centimeters

Frame condition

This frame has been repurposed especially for this artwork. Taaffeite Collectibles tries in every way to protect the environment and advocates a 'reuse attitude' to leave a better world for our next generation. Consider this frame as a gift and please feel free to reframe the artwork to your own taste so that it fits into your interior or workplace. Traces of wear and tear visible.

Technique

Etching on paper

Artist/School

Designed by Jan van Orley (1665-1735), printed and published by Pieter Schenk (1660-1711).

Title

'A father brings his son possessed by a demon to Christ'

Subject/Style

Religious

Origin

The Netherlands

Period

17th century

Signature

Plate signed

Condition

Due to prolonged exposure to the elements, signs of aging are clearly visible. However, this contributes to a unique and characteristic presentation of this work.

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