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1610 L. Gaulthier (1561-1641); Messager exc. - Master Engraving - Prophet NAHUM - Etching

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Nahum was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Tanakh, also called the Hebrew Bible and The Old Testament. His book comes in chronological order between Micah and Habakkuk in the Bible. He wrote about the end of the Assyrian Empire, and its capital city, Nineveh, in a vivid poetic style.

Master engraving by Léonard Gaultier (1561-1641), Published by Messenger

Unusual and detailed copper engraved portrait. Text to verso.

Léonard Gaultier, or, as he sometimes signs himself, Galter, a French engraver, was born at Mainz about 1561, and died in Paris in 1641. His style of work resembles that of Wierix and Crispyn van de Passe. His prints are executed entirely with the graver, with great precision, but in a stiff, formal manner. 

Leaf: 13 x 13 cm.