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A male corpse is wrapped in linen and entombed while a funeral cortège proceeds into a church in the background. Etching with engraving by G. Spilberg after C. de Passe.

Spilberg, Gabriel, active 1590-1620.

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Description

The scene in the background contrives to be an illustration of a dignified and appropriate funeral as part of the seven works of mercy An elderly couple prays and mourns the deceased while two men bury the body. In the background monks of a brotherhood escort a coffin into a church

Lettering

Alter tu dulcem demisit pectore vitam ... Gabriel Spilb. inv. Crisp. d. pas. exc.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : Crispin de Passe.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 20.6 x 25.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44216i

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  • Latin


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