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A personification of Obedience with her attributes is attacked from the sides by eight vices; above her appears Christ on the cross; (top left) the sacrifice of Isaac; (right) Jacob sends Joseph to his brothers; (below) three examples of disobedience, including the expulsion from Paradise. Engraving after H. Wierix .

Wierix, Jeronimus, 1553-1619.
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[Paris] : Firens

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 14 x 9.8 cm

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Obedientia; perseveranter; fortiter; velociter; simpliciter; humiliter; hilariter; libenter. Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem. Ecce peccatores intenderunt arcum: parauerunt sagittas suas in pharetro, ut sagittent in obscuro rectos corde. Psal. 10. Inobedientia. Inconstantia. Tristitia. Propria voluntas. Pusillanimitas. Pigritia. Vana gloria. Curiositas. Benedicentur in semini tuo omnes gentes, quia obedisti voci meae. Gen. 22. Vade et vide si cuncta prospera sint erga fratres tuos. R. Presto sum. Gen. 37. Melior est obedientia quam victimae, et auscultare magis quam offerre adipem arietum, qm quasi peccatum ariolandi est repugnare. Quia audisti vocem uxoris tuae, et comedisti de ligno ex quo praeceperam tibi ne comederes, maledicta terra in opere tuo: in laboribus comedes ex ea cunctis diebus vitae tuae; et emisit eum Dominus Deus de paradiso. Gen. 3. Quia inobediens fuit ori Domini, tradidit eum Dominus leoni, et confregit eum et accidit. III Reg. 13. Firens

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Not found in: Roger-Armand Weigert, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, tome IV, Bibliothèque nationale, Cabinet des estampes, Paris 1961 (list of engravings made or published by P. Firens)

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Wellcome Library no. 29538i

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Apparently a French copy after the engraving by H. Wierix, possibly executed by P. Firens or Thomas de Leu

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