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The dissection of the body of a miser in the presence of St Anthony of Padua: the miser's heart is found not in his body, but in a casket with his money. Engraving by G. Canuti after Girolamo da Treviso.

  • Girolamo, da Treviso, 1497-1544.
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Preaching at the miser's funeral, Saint Anthony quote Luke (12:34): "Where your wealth is, there will your heart be also." The scene shows the dissection of the miser in the presence of Saint Anthony, with the miser's heart found in his money chest in the balcony above. A member of the Franciscan order, he was also known as Saint Anthony of Lisbon after his birthplace. He was canonized in 1232, only a year after his death

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 40.7 x 28 cm

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Il cuore del avaro ritrovato nello scrigno. Girolamo da Treviso dip. G. Canuto dis. e inc.

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Wellcome Library no. 24385i

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