Offering for sale a fabulous and rare to find vintage mezzotint of "The Descent From The Cross", from the original picture painted by P. P. Rubens in the Gallery of the Louvre at Paris, prepared by W. Leney, published by William Smith, Philadelphia. Beautiful rich colors, hand painted engraving of the finest quality, no age or sunlight fading! This piece is considered to be the finest work done by this engraver, and it is not easy to find one of these for sale at all, they were not tremendously mass produced as other religious art was. The overall size is 24" by 32". The art itself is in very good condition, there is some fraying, age discoloration and some old glue residue on the outer borders only, which can be trimmed away before framing or simply covered over when it is professionally matted and framed. We have chosen not to frame this piece, to eliminate the shipping issues of glass breakage which might damage this rare piece of art. It will ship in an art tube with full insurance priority mail.
Item ID: RA-309