Studio or circle of Jan Sadeler (I) (Brussels 1550-1600 Venice)
The Last Supper
signed with initials ‘AASa’ (verso)
21.7 x 35.7 cm
This intriguing copperplate relates closely to a composition engraved by Jan Sadeler (I) after a now lost painting Peter de Witte, known as Peter Candid (circa 1548-1628). While two copies after the print by Jan Sadeler (I) are known, the present version appears to be an unpublished and previously unknown version of the composition. The unknown signature on the verso could be that of the maker of the copperplate, rather than the artist who cut the plate.
 see B. Volk-Knüttel, Peter Candid (um 1548-1628). Gemälde – Zeichungen – Druckgraphic, Berlin, 2010, no. D 11, pp. 346-347, ill.
 K.G. Boon, Hollstein’s Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. ca 1450-1700, Volume XXI, Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler, Amsterdam, 1980, no. 206.