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    Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629). Large Engraved Print "Preparations for a Witch's Sabbath", Circa 1610.

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    Dutch. 17.25 x 25.75 inches, mounted on linen. Published by Nicolaes de Clerck, circa 1610. Engraving attributed to Andries Stock after a work by Jacques de Gheyn II. Minor tears and chipping along the edges with some loss at the lower right corner. Still, the illustration presents itself well and would be well-served by professional conservation.

    This impressive work features grotesque scenes of witches conjuring skies of blood, a bursting volcano, dragons, winged lizards, witches on brooms, and other gruesome and demonic figures. De Gheyn II was an engraver and painter who often worked for Dutch royalty. Along with Goltzius (his instructor), he created some of Dutch arts earliest nudes and excelled in the depiction of natural objects and fanciful drawings and engravings of witches and demonic figures. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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