"[Lot of 8 - Old Testament Engravings from the Book of Kings]",
Period: 1791 (published)
Color: Black & White
7.3 x 11.8 inches
18.5 x 30 cm
Nice lot of copper engraved illustrations from the Old Testament depicting various scenes from the Book of Kings. Illustrations include the Judgment of Solomon, the Queen of Sheba visiting Solomon, Obadiah hiding and feeding the "hundred prophets," Elisha and the two bears, Jezebel's death, and others. There are two scenes (7 x 5.3") on each sheet, for a total of 16 engravings. They are from a Dutch biblical history by Ysbrand van Hamelsveld.
Dark impressions on watermarked paper with scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins and toning along the edges of the sheets.