Realistic lithograph by Nicholas Beatrizet depicting the ascension of Christ. Christ is depicted ascending on the 3rd day according to the bible as he is surrounded by his apostles. Signed and dated on plate by the artist. Framed and matted in a carved wooden frame.
Nicholas Beatrizet was engraver from Lorraine. Active in Rome 1540-65, where he probably died soon after (though possibly he was still alive in 1573 - see Boorsch p.97). First engravings published by Salamanca and Barlacchi 1540-50. From 1547-1560 he produced plates for Lafreri, and in 1552-53 for Tramezzini. By 1558 he was publishing his own plates with a wide variety of subject matter: portraits, copies of earlier prints, figural prints after modern masters such as Michelangelo and Muziano, architectural, devotional, antiquities, maps. Many of these plates subsequently came into the hands of Lafreri and others, and some remained in print into the XVIIIc.
Dimensions With Frame
H 23.5 in x W 24.5 in x D 1.75 in
H 11 in. x W 12 in.