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Saint Agatha and Saint Libertus

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching; onlys state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (7.5 × 4.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.1.27
Not on view
Libertus kneels to left to read scroll brought by cherub on cloud, who is accompanied by a haloed St. Agatha, holding palm branch in left hand, and plate of dismembered breasts in right hand.
Inscription: Lettered at top: ' ZELVS ANIMARVM [ ] YVER DER SIELEN;
below right: 'Hollar fec et Iac. Neeffs exc. Cum privil.; Lettering in bottom
margin with the names of the saints; the final line reads: Bidt voor de traeghe in Godts dienst.'
Pennington 174 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1220 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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