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An anchoress or nun of an enclosed order locked in her cell; representing the monastic cell as the heaven of the loving soul. Coloured engraving, 16--.
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1 print : engraving, with gouache ; image 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Libertas amoris. Freÿheit der Liebe. Cella amanti coelum est. S. Bernard. Die Zellen oder Clausen fern von allem Welt Getümmel ist meine Freud, mein Seeligkeit und auf der Erd mein Himmel.
Translation of the German text: Freedom of love. The cell or cloister, far from all the tumult of the world, is my joy, my happiness and my heaven on earth.
Wellcome Library no. 32373i
Exhibited in “Tranquillity” at Wellcome Collection, 15 July 2021 - 9 January 2022
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