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Saint Michael the Archangel: he tramples on the head of the devil and raises his sword against him. Engraving by J. Frey, 1734, after G. Reni.

  • Reni, Guido, 1575-1642.
Date
[ca. 1734]
Reference
6615i
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Description

Book of Revelation 12.7-9: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." The devil is represented as a dragon with a human head

Publication/Creation

[Rome], [ca. 1734]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 52.6 x 33.3 cm

Lettering

Michael et angeli eius praeliabantur cum dracone et projectus est Draco. Apoc. cap. 12 v. 7 et 9. Ex tabula Guidi Reni asservata in ecclesia Cappucinorum urbis. Iacobus Frey delin. et incidit an. 1734

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 6615i

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  • Latin


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