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Pero breast-feeding her imprisoned father Cimon. Line engraving by C. van Caukercken after P.P. Rubens.

  • Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
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Description

According to a story recorded by Valerius Maximus, Cimon was condemned to prison to starve, but his daughter, Pero, saved him by breast feeding him

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 35.6 x 42.4 cm

Lettering

Perillustri ac reuerendissimo Domino D. Carlo van den Bosch nono Brugensium episcopo nec non perpetuo ac haereditario Flandriae cancellario handc fililae captivum patrem lactantis tabulam, cuius archetypo inter reverendissimi exstat cimelia, æri incisam, dicat consecratq(ue) Corn. van Caukercken. C. van Caukercken fecit et excudit ; Petrus P. Rubbens pinxit. ...

Creator/production credits

Dedicated to Karel van den Bosch (1597-1665), ninth bishop of Bruges and sometime owner of the painting on which this engraving is based

References note

Yubraj Sharma, Spiritual energetics of homoeopathic materia medica, Wembley: Academy of light, 2006, vol. 2, p. 723

Lettering note

Lettering continues with a description of the subject in Latin. Lower border bears coat of arms

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18149i

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