Here have a lovely impression of what we believe to be a early impression of Lucas Van Leyden "Saint Michael" Etching-Engraving on antique laid paper trimmed outside of the boarded and in the pate mark (NO PLATEMARK) measuring 9.25 by 6.75 inches and is plate signed L. Van Leyden F. Otherwise in good condition.
Lucas van Leyden (Leiden, 1494 – 8 August 1533 in Leiden), also named either Lucas Hugenszor Lucas Jacobsz, was a Dutch engraver and painter, born and mainly active in Leiden. van Leyden was among the first Dutch exponents of genre painting and is generally regarded as one of the finest engravers in the history of art.
In basic painting technique van Leyden was the pupil of his father, from whose hand no works are known] and of Cornelis Engelbrechtsz, but his precocious originality was paramount. Where he learnt engraving is unknown, but he took advantage of the works of Marcantonio Raimondi, whose motifs are reworked in Lucas' engravings and paintings, and became highly skilled in that art at a very early age: the earliest known print by him (Mohammed and the Murdered Monk) dates from 1508, when he was perhaps only 14, yet reveals no trace of immaturity in inspiration or technique.
Art (paintings, prints, frames)