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ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Simon and St. Matthew.
Engraving, circa 1480-85. 217x143 mm; 8 3/4x7 inches, thread margins. First state (of 2). A brilliant, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce engraving, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject.
Provenance: N.G. Stogdon, Middle Chinnock, Somerset; private collection, New York.
Published: Stogdon, Early Northern Engravings, catalogue XI, number 25 (illustrated).
From the Twelve Apostles, the engravings in this series show the Apostles in pairs, standing behind balustrades under which their creeds appear on scrolls in elaborate Gothic lettering. Bartsch 83; Lehrs 298.