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Saint Gregory the Great, dictating his homilies on the prophet Ezechiel, is visited by the Holy Ghost. Engraving by L.A. Martinet, 1770, after C. van Loo.

  • Vanloo, Carle, 1705-1765.
Date
1770
Reference
8616i
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Description

While Gregory dictates his Homilies on the prophet Ezechiel, his amanuensis sees the Holy Ghost descend and perch on his head

Publication/Creation

Se vend à Paris (Librairie rue Christine) : chez Lacombe.

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Saint Grégoire dicte ses homélies. Dédié a Monseigneur Louis Sextius de Jarente de La Bruyère eveque d'Orléans, abbé com(m).re de St Vandrille &c. chargé de la feuille des benefices, directeur gen.l des economats et de la regie des biens des religionnaires, com(m)andeur de l'ordre du St Esprit ... Carolus Vanloo eques pinx. L.A. Martinet femme Dupuis sculp. 1770. C.L.R.

Creator/production credits

"Gravé d'après le tableau de Carle Vanloo écuyer premier peintre du Roi, qui est dans le cabinet de l'Imperatrice de Russie"--lettering

References note

Mercure de France, 1770, 11: 183-184

Lettering note

Lettering continues with a pair of couplets in French and Latin: Il revèle à la terre, interprète sacré, / Les lois de l'Esprit Saint dont il est pénetré. / Sollicitis votis lumen coeleste precatus / Sacro sermones afflatus numine dictat.
Bears number: No. 5

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 8616i

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Languages

  • French
  • Latin


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