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Saint Spiridus (Saint Spiridon)

16th century
166 x 201 mm (6.5 x 7.9 in.)

Jan Sadeler I, Dutch (Flemish), (1550–1600)
After Maarten de Vos, Flemish, (1532–1603)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving with hand-coloring on lightweight ivory laid paper
State: First of two states
Series: from Solitudo Sive Vitae Patum Eremicolarum
Marks: Signed in plate within image, lower left: “Sadel : exc :”; inscribed in plate below image, lower left: “Tirones in monte cano pia scripta docere, / Et labor & studium SPIRIDIONIS erat.”; inscribed in plate below image, lower right: “Vincere quo prauos affectus carner subacta / Possent, ac structos daemonis arte dolos.”; inscribed in plate below image, bottom center: “15”
Bibliography: Hollstein (Maarten de Vos) 979; Hollstein (Johannes Sadeler !) 392; Illustrated Bartsch 361; Wurzbach 113; Nagler 135; for more on hand-coloring of prints at the time, see Susan Duckerman, Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002).
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.7.4

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