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Image: A Saint Reads the Mass with His Brothers (Ein Heiliger Liest mit Seinem Brüdern die Messe)

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A Saint Reads the Mass with His Brothers (Ein Heiliger Liest mit Seinem Brüdern die Messe)

18th century
432 x 294 mm (17 x 11.6 in.)

Maria Katharina Prestel, British, (1747–1794)
After Jacopo Vignali, Italian, (1592–1664)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color etching and aquatint on medium-weight off-white wove paper
Series: from Praun’sche Kabinett
Edition: From the Schmidtsche Kabinett, a facsimile publication of drawings. This is an impression of the completed state, but before the sheet was cut to the borderline and the subject affixed to a drawing-style mount.
Marks: Signed in plate, bottom center: “Mar. Cath. Prestel sc.”; inscribed in plate, bottom: “Dessin de Jacques Vignali de Prato vecchio; / Maître de Carlo Dolce.”; inscribed in plate, bottom right: “No. 5”; inscribed in pencil, upper right margin: “25”; inscribed in pencil, bottom right margin: “Nagr 24 / Cab. Praun”; inscribed in pencil on verso, center: “8529”; inscribed in pencil on verso, bottom left corner: [illegible]
Bibliography: Nagler, Kunstler-Lexicon (Leipzig: Schwarzenberg & Schumann), vol. 13, no. 24; Le Blanc 28.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds in honor of Laurie Frenzel, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.13.1

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  • ceremonies - Formal acts or series of acts, especially those conducted elaborately, solemnly, and as prescribed by the ritual or protocol of religious, state, court, social, or tribal procedure. For events serving to call someone or something to remembrance, use "commemorations." [March 1993 related terms added. April 1992 scope note changed. May 1991 alternate term added. January 1991 lead-in term added.]
  • Christianity
  • masses - Use specifically for Christian ceremonies consisting of sequences of prayers and rituals constituting a commemorative sacrifice of the body and blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine. Use also for similar ceremonies in several non-Christian religions. [February 1996 scope note added; lead-in term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'masses (liturgy)'; alternate term changed, was 'mass (liturgy)'. May 1991 descriptor changed, was "mass (liturgy)"; alternate term added.]
  • reading - Perusing written or printed matter, either silently or aloud. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • religions
  • saints - Related Term

  • plate Dimensions: 432 x 294 mm (17 x 11.6 in.)

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