Figure de Levangeliste Saint Mathiew (from "The Four Evangelists") by Anthony Van Leest

Figure de Levangeliste Saint Mathiew (from The Four Evangelists) by Anthony Van Leest

Figure de Levangeliste Saint Mathiew (from "The Four Evangelists")

Anthony Van Leest

Title

Figure de Levangeliste Saint Mathiew (from "The Four Evangelists")

 
Artist
Year
c. 1565  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
11 7/8 x 17 3/4" image and paper size 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in the block along top of image 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid with hand-shaped watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Rue Montorgueil 
Inventory ID
21524 
Price
$350.00 
Description
Little is known about the Flemish artist Anothony van Leest. This image was likely done after a print from the first iteration of the "Rue Montorgueil" genre, a mid-16th to mid-17th century Parisian artist enclave famous for its religious broadprint trade. Woodcuts of biblical scenes were executed on cheaper paper and featured empty cartouches for inserting inscriptions in different languages.