BGI-01047

Temoignage de la foi d'une femme Cananeënne (..) - Scheits (1754)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few small repairs and defects, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1754
  • Overall size: 37.5 x 25.5 cm.
  • Image size: 33 x 22 cm.
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Description: Antique religious print titled 'Temoignage de la foi d'une femme Cananeënne pour la guerison de la fille'. Old print depicting the faith of a Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:22-28). This print originates from 'Tafereelen des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments […] Tableaux du Vieux & Nouveaux Testament.' 

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Matthias Scheits'. Matthias Scheits (c. 1625-c. 1700) was a German painter and draughtsman. He studied in Hamburg and in the northern Netherlands, where he was a pupil of Philips Wouwerman. His approach to painting was sketchy, divesting his subjects of solemnity and pomp. The generally cheerful scenes are surrounded by dimly lit space with an atmospheric landscape. His works include familiar Dutch genre themes, soldiers at their encampment, music at home, but he also executed religious subjects, notably in 152 drawings for engravings for this illustrated Bible.