The mirror of sinners, the sword of vengeance of sin. Oil painting by a Spanish painter after G. Olgiati.

  • Olgiati, Girolamo, active approximately 1567-1574.
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1 painting : oil on wood ; wood, irregular shape, largest size 50.3 x 29.2 cm (painted area 29.7 x 16 cm)


Para acerbien por los que en pecado mortal estâ. Espejo de pecadores la espada dela veng<anza>, del pecado. Muerto me arrojarâ en un abismo. La carne se resiste contra el spiritu


Wellcome Collection 44556i

Creator/production credits

The composition is attributed to Girolamo Olgiati, an engraver and print publisher active in Venice ca. 1567-1574. There is an engraving of the composition by Hieronymus Wierix (1553-1619), with Latin lettering. The surround present in this painting, which represents the composition as a mirror ("speculum") of the onlooker, is not in the engraving



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