Skull and Owl, Immortal Soul, Occult Print, Initiates, Illuminated Manuscript, Sacred Geometry Art, Esoteric Art, Rosicrucian, Free Mason
The full-color alchemy art by Crispijn van de Passe is from 1635. The original emblem is created as etched art. It is carefully reproduced preserving the original elements of the artwork details with enhancements to highlight the meticulous work of the artist. The artwork is digitally enhanced, colored and reproduced as a giclee print. It is NOT an original print. It comes in various sizes double matting with a matting backing board. Unframed and Framed options available. In the year 1564, Crispijn de Passe was born in Zeeland in the Netherlands. He was educated in the printing and graphic center of the 16th century, Antwerp, and immediately began his professional career. At the latest in 1585, Crispijn de Passe became a member of the Guild of St. Luke, the guild of artists and painters. He worked as an engraver for various publishing houses. When Catholic Spain conquered Antwerp in 1588, Crispijn de Passe left with his family, going into exile in Cologne. There he founded his own publishing house. De Passe published his own designs, which were engraved by himself or other members of his studio. Cripsijn de Passe's emphasis in his graphic works was on portraits and genre graphics. In 1611, de Passe left Cologne for religious reasons; this time he relocated his studio to Utrecht. Therewith Aernout van Buchell (Buchelius), de Passe continued his successful work, which was later taken over by his children. The Crispijn de Passe children worked later on their own in Paris, London, and Copenhagen, carrying the international fame of the de Passe studio with them. In 1637 Crispijn de Passe died. His only remaining child, his eldest son Crispijn, was left to continue his father's work. Crispijn de Passe the Younger resettled in Amsterdam but was unable to repeat the success of his father' business; he died in poverty in 1670. The matted artwork is ready to be framed and will look great on your wall, your desk or any display table. It is ready to decorate your home or office. It will serve as a perfect unique gift to your Rosicrucian friends and family members as well. Size 12x12 Double Matting (Please select the mat color choice from the Options-Pull-Down) Unframed Matting only Double mat White over White Matting Backing Board - White Product (art matted outer) Size: 12 x 12 inches Matte Opening Size: 7.5 x 7.5 inches Emblem artwork Size: the actual artwork is approx. 7.4 X 7.4 inches on archival paper size 8.5 x 11 inches Framed Artwork Option for 12x12 inches matted artwork: Dark Chocolate Wooden Frame Color: Dark ChocolateGold Material: Wood Frame (glassed area opening) Size: 12x 12 inches Frame Outer Dimensions: 13 x 13 inches The frame has a backing board with two installed wall-hanging hooks Size 11x14 Double Matting Color (Please select the mat color choice from the Options-Pull-Down) White over White White over Gold Dark Blue over Gold Black over Gold Gray over Black Burgundy over Gold White over Burgundy Black over Orange Matting Backing Board - White Product (art matted outer) Size: 11 x 14 inches Matte Opening Size: 7.5 x 9.5 inches Emblem artwork Size: the actual artwork is approx. 7.4 X 7.4 inches on archival paper size 8.5 x 11 inches Size 16x20 Double Matting Color (Please select the mat color choice from the Options-Pull-Down) White over Gold Black over Gold Matting Backing Board - White Product (art matted outer) Size: 16 x 20 inches Matte Opening Size: 10.5 x 13.5 inches Emblem artwork Size: the actual artwork is approx. 10 X 10 inches on archival paper size 11 x 14 inches Framed Artwork Option for 16x20 inches matted artwork: Gold Frame (this product has the option to purchase with or without frame). Please select the "Frame" in the options pull-down menu above next to the product preview photographs. Color: Gold Material: Metal (Aluminum) Frame (glassed area opening) Size: 16 x 20 inches Frame Outer Dimensions: 17 x 21 inches The frame has a backing board with two installed wall-hanging hooks If you have questions with any of the information listed here, please contact me. Thank you for viewing and considering this artwork.