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Saint Agatha. Engraving by J. Coelemans, 1706, after G.F. Barbieri, il Guercino, 16--.

  • Guercino, 1591-1666.
Date
[1706]
Reference
749886i
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Description

Saint Agatha suffered martyrdom by having her breasts cut off with hot shears. Here she clutches her mutilated breasts as an angel approaches her with an ointment jar. "Sainte Agathe visitée dans la prison par un ange, qui lui apporte des médicamens pour guérir son sein qu'on lui a abbatu, & qu'elle couvre d'un linge. De grands clairs opposés à de grandes masses d'ombres produisent un bel effet de clair-obscur dans ce tableau, et développent le vrai caractere du Guerchin" -- Mariette, op. cit., p. 4

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1706]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 36.2 x 27.7 cm

Lettering

Sancta Agatha, virgo martyr. Le Golchin pinxit ; Iac. Coelemans sculpsit 1706

Creator/production credits

"Le Golchin": meaning Le Guerchin, or Guercino

References note

John Gash, 'Bartolomeo Manfredi's St John the Baptist and its mezzotint', Print quarterly, 2016, 33: 11-18 (on the prints by Coelemans for Boyer d'Aguilles)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 749886i

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Languages

  • Latin


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