PÜCHLER (JOHANN MICHAEL) Ecce Homo; Virgin Mary, A PAIR OF PEN AND INK MICROGRAPHIC, ON VELLUM, [c.1700] (2)

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PÜCHLER (JOHANN MICHAEL)
Ecce Homo; Virgin Mary, A PAIR OF PEN AND INK MICROGRAPHIC, ON VELLUM, [c.1700] (2)

Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,434) inc. premium
PÜCHLER (JOHANN MICHAEL)
Ecce Homo; Virgin Mary, A PAIR OF PEN AND INK MICROGRAPHIC, ON VELLUM, each cut to an oval shape, the head and shoulder subject within a border/frame of trompe l'oeil stylised leaves, a caption in German arching inside the frame, tipped onto modern card mounts, Christ 302 x 252mm. Mary 280 x 240mm., [c.1700] (2)

Footnotes

  • A pair of finely executed micrographic "portraits" depicting Christ and the Virgin, attributable to the German artist and engraver Johann Michael Püchler (active c.1680-1702). The hair and eyebrows (and the crown of thorns in the 'Ecce Homo') are formed by the building up of swirling ribbons of minuscule religious texts; the caption around the perimeter translates as "In this figure's hair, beard and eyebrows is written the whole Passion, or suffering and death, of our one and only Redeemer and Saviour Jesus Christ. Start at the top of the parting."

    Püchler was a major influence upon, and perhaps the teacher of, the more celebrated micrographic artist (and magician) Matthias Buchinger. There is a very similar pen and ink drawing of 'Ecce Homo' by Püchler held by the Albert Ludwigs University, Switzerland, and an engraved version of the subject held at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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PÜCHLER (JOHANN MICHAEL) Ecce Homo; Virgin Mary, A PAIR OF PEN AND INK MICROGRAPHIC, ON VELLUM, [c.1700] (2)
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