The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus.

late 1500s.

Engraving, (23.5 x 29.5 cm. image dimensions). Signed in lower part of impression, "Bassan. inuet. loa. Sadeler sc." and CU. priuil. S. Caes. M." and ex S. Lvc. xvi. cap." Lacking the legend below the image. One of Sadeler's three "Kitchen" scenes, this one with Lazaraus seen from behind at right with two dogs,, seated and looking at a dinner table with the rich man, a kitchen with a maid tending a spit over a fire and other servants preparing food. The wall has a display of plates, pots and aging game hanging from hooks, some fish in a basket, and vegetables and a broken egg in the foreground, a boy taking a basket with eggs from under the table, and a monkey behind him. After Jacopo Bassano, c. 1598. The engraving was laid down onto another sheet of paper at some point in the mid 20th century, having been trimmed to the edges of the image at some earlier date. The outlines of the legend have been drawn in. Some very light foxing to the image. [British Museum 1868, 0612.499; Spencer Museum of Art 1990.0017].

Price: $1,200.00