Coornhert, Dirck Volkertsz. (1522-1590) after Floris, Frans (1519/20-1570)

[Antique print, etching and engraving] The Judgment of Solomon, published 1556.

The Judgement of Solomon; Solomon sits on a throne in the center of a loggia; a soldier dangles a child by the leg and brandishes a scimitar; behind the soldier a woman beseeches Solomon; after Floris. Dated, with the publisher’s address: ‘H.Cock.excud. Cum gratia et privilegio. 1556’. Signed on the right: ‘FRA. FLORIS INVE’. Lettered at bottom, in two lines: ‘REX SALOMON … EO.3. REG.3’. As from the Hollstein: ‘Plate in the inventory of Hieronymus Cock’s widow Volcxken Diericx […]. Related painting in Antwerp (Koninklijke Museum voor Schoone Kunsten, inv. 663, panel, 123*208 cm […]. Drawing in reverse of the print attributed to Floris school, unlocated (brush in brown, grey, and red ink, with yellow oil paint, 44.5 x 59.8 cm; old inscription in ink at lower left on verso: ‘F: Floris;’ repeated in pencil lower right on recto […]’.
Lettered in lower left corner “H.Cock.excud. Cum gratia et privilegio. 1556” and at right “FRA.FLORIS. INVE”. Lettered in two lines in the margin “REX SALOMON … EO.3. REG.3.”
Early impression.

Etching and engraving on laid paper; trimmed to plate; total: 325 x 423 mm; only state, margins restored in some places; thin paper in some regions, smudges on the corners especially, otherwise in great condition considering the age of the impression; Van de Velde 17, Hollstein 70, New Hollstein 27.

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