Aegidius Sadeler II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1568–1629 Prague)
After Hans von Aachen (German, Cologne 1552–1616 Prague)
After Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1542–1601 Vienna)
Sheet: 8 3/4 x 6 9/16 in. (22.2 x 16.6 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Not on view
This series of prints, Salus generis humani (Salvation of Mankind), contains 13 plates engraved by the Netherlandish printmaker Aegidius Sadeler. Made in 1590, the engravings feature scenes from the Life of Christ after designs by Hans von Aachen. The central compositions are surrounded by emblematic borders, whose designs originate from illuminations in the missal (Missale romanum) made by Joris Hoefnagel in 1581–90 for Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, now in the Austrian National Library in Vienna.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.