Stunning & quite old Jesus engraving

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Hunter S., Dec 4, 2019 at 6:14 PM.

  1. Hunter S.

    Hunter S. New Member

    Beautiful and old Jesus engraving that has a stamp on the back that says: "International Chalcographical Society - Société Internationale Chalcographique - Internationale Chalkographische Gesellschaft - 1888 No9" and it also has a type of a water mark on the back (I am not sure that is clearly visible on the pictures)

    Jesus engraving also has a small word above his head and a quite mysterious symbol and monogram in the bottom of his feet.

    I find some prints online marked with a stamp "International Chalcographical Society..." however not much info and I could not find anything about the piece or the artist.

    I would really like to find out more

    Thank you all!!!
    Jesus watermark.jpg
    Jesus watermark and a stamp.jpg

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. shallow_ocean_spectre

    shallow_ocean_spectre fine.books' bumping squirrel

  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Probably 'The Blessing.'

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  5. Hunter S.

    Hunter S. New Member

    WOW, Thank you all so much :woot::woot::woot::kiss::kiss::kiss:
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    According to the Wikipedia article, that tool is a goldsmithing tool, and a goldsmith's insignia - not an engraving tool. (Had to check because I hadn't heard of an engraver's drill.)

    Haven't read the other articles, but I'm guessing (just guessing) that the print is a heliograph produced using the same technique as popularized by Amand Durant. Still an intaglio print, but essentially an etching, the plate prepared using a photo of an original engraving. (At least that's how I understand it.)
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  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    The very light pencil marks appear to be a sketch from the next page in the artist's sketchbook that has rubbed off onto the back. It appears to have been a sketch to include a lawnchair.
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    what does it say in the book ? FIFI ? the god of dogs ?
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  9. Hunter S.

    Hunter S. New Member

    Thank you all so much for your comments!!! :):):)
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