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The Christ Child, in the believer's heart, beats the time from a songbook while angels accompany him with musical instruments. Engraving by A. Wierix, ca. 1600.

  • Wierix, Antonie, -1604.
Date
[1600?]
Reference
31749i
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Cor Jesu amanti sacrum
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Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : Anton. Wierix, [1600?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 7.8 x 5.5 cm.

Lettering

Cor exulta quid moraris? Gaude, plaude, invitaris piis Iesu cantibus. Sonat chelys angelorum, sonant tubae beatorum mixtis Iesu vocibus. Anton Wierx fecit et excud.

References note

M. Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Les estampes des Wierix, vol. 1, Brussels 1978, nos. 440
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, 1450-1700, vol. LXI, The Wierix Family: part III, compiled by Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman, Rotterdam 2003, no. 458
Eugenio Monegon, 'Jesuit emblematica in China: the circulation of allegorical images in late Ming Fujian, according to Chinese and Western sources', Monumenta serica, 2007

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: Heart exult! Why do you hesitate? Rejoice! Applaud! Invite Jesus with sacred songs! The [name of] Jesus sounds forth in the lyre of angels, it sounds in the trumpets of the blessed mixed with voices [singing]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31749i

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  • Latin


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