Pfeffel Johann Andreas masterpiece of 18th-century printmaking from Copper Bible Physica Sacra, Framed 18x24 matted to 13x19 artwork
Pfeffel Johann Andreas the Elder, was born 1674 in Bischoffingen - Breisach, was a well-known illustrator and engraver as well as an art publisher. He was trained at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna as an Imperial Court Copper Engraver and specialized in a large variety of art; book illustrations, ornamental engravings, portraits and devotional images. The illustrations presented are from the Copper Bible Physica Sacra by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer. Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a physician in Zurich and one of the earliest explorers of Swiss nature. On walks and trips, he collected botanical, zoological, geographical, paleontological and meteorological findings. From them, he formed a desire to publish a Bible that was intended to represent the scientific implications of the Bible. His bible sent Scheuchzer from Johann Andreas Pfeffel to Augsburg because he did not receive permission to print in the Orthodox Protestant city of Zurich. The work was published between 1731 and 1735 in Latin and German in four volumes each with a total of more than 2,000 pages of text and more than 750 full-page engravings of Augsburg and Nuremberg engravers. With its rich furnishings, the Copper Bible is one of the most elaborate projects in the history of the Augsburg publishing industry of the time and a masterpiece of 18th-century printmaking. Each design, believe to be originally from early 1730s, is carefully reproduced preserving the original elements of the artwork details with enhancements to highlight the meticulous work of the artists. The artwork is digitally enhanced, colored and reproduced as a giclee print. It is NOT an original print. It comes framed in 18 x 24 matte with a backing board. The matted artwork is framed and will look great on your wall, living room, study, prayer, meditation room, etc. An easel holding the art frame in the display pictures is for demonstration purpose only. (The frame and the easel is NOT included with this product). It is ready to decorate your home or office. Matting Color - Black with White inner core Matting Backing Board - White Product (art matted outer) Size: 18 x 24 inches Matte Opening Size: 13 x 19 inches Artwork Size: the actual artwork is approx. 11.5 X 17.5 inches on archival paper size 13 x 19inches Frame: Color: Black Material: Wood Frame (plexiglass area opening) Size: 18 x 24 inches Frame Outer Dimensions: 20 x 26 inches The frame has a backing board with two installed wall-hanging hooks, hanging wire and installation instruction included. If you have questions with any of the information listed here, please contact me. Thank you for viewing and considering this artwork.