LEU, Thomas de (fl. 1576-1614):

Justice rewarding Merit,
after Federico Zuccaro

Engraving, 1579. Robert-Dumesnil 72
New Hollstein (Cort) 156, Copy a

A fine impression with small margins on three sides, trimmed on the platemark at bottom except where shaved within in bottom centre. In very good condition.
260-262 x 309mm.
Extremely rare.

Thomas de Leu took up a composition engraved
13 years previously by Cornelis Cort in the same direction. Johannes Sadeler also engraved this allegory somewhat smaller. The composition is related to the Zuccaro ceiling painting in the Palazzo Grimaldi, Venice, and a drawing in Florence.