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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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1600-1699
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32373i
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Publication/Creation

1600-1699

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with gouache ; image 6.3 x 6.1 cm

Lettering

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.

Lettering note

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.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32373i

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “Tranquillity” at Wellcome Collection, 15 July 2021 - 9 January 2022

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Languages

  • German
  • Latin


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