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Saint Augustine of Hippo. Line engraving by P. de Jode the younger after E. Quellinus after J. Mantelius.

  • Mantelius, Johannes, 1599-1676.
Date
1634
Reference
3493i
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Description

Left and right, women bestowing laurel crowns on the saint. The woman on the left holds keys and a book and wears a triple crown: she may represent the church. The woman on the right holds a pyramid; she may represent religion. Above, cherubs holding episcopal attributes, and blowing the trumpets of fame: one of the trumpets has a pennant depicting a burning heart. Below the trumpets, an eagle

Below the portrait, the cadavers of four people, with snakes, representing heresies

Publication/Creation

1634

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 31.4 x 22 cm

Lettering

R[everen]do admodum et exim[io] patri M. Michaeli Paludano S. Th. doctori Lovaniensi et professori celeberrimo atque ordinis Eremit. S. Augustini per inferiorem Germaniam priori provinciali dignissimo, tanti patris non degeneri filio, hanc vere magni doctoris effigiem caelo Iodaeano (qua fas est homini divina adu(m)brare) expressa(m), velut votivam tabula(m) M.L.D. f. Io. Mantelius invent. Erasmus Quellinius pinxit ; Pet. de Iode iunior fecit

Creator/production credits

Mantelius was leading member of the Augustinians and author of 'Speculum peccatorum aspirantium ad solidam vitae emendationem siue admiranda S.Augustini conversio, historica eiusdem narratione, discursibus moralibus, et emblematis in aes incisis adornata', Antwerp 1637. Michael Paludanus is also known by the vernacular name Michiel van der Meere

Lettering note

Lettering on base supporting portrait of Saint Augustine: "D. Aurel. Augustino ep[iscop]o hipponensi, ecclesiae doctori, malleo haereticoru(m), ob repurgata(m) innumeris erroribus d[oct]rinae chri[sti]anae veritatem grata posteritas p. MDCXXXIIII"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3493i

Languages

  • Latin


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