CHRIST AND THE DISCIPLES ON THE WAY TO EMMAUS [PERHAPS NETHERLANDS, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY]
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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- bodycolour on vellum
miniature, c.92x70mm, vellum, reverse blank, in an elaborate gilt frame
From a private collection, France. The finely painted miniature with Christ and the Disciples on the Way to Emmaus is a reversed version of a signed and dated print by Philips Galle from 1571, a Dutch publisher, best known for publishing old master prints, which he also produced as designer and engraver; Galle mentions Pieter Bruegel the Elder as the inventor of the composition (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, 173.I, Philips Galle; New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, 6.I, Pieter Bruegel the Elder; Lebeer 1969, 85).