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An allegory. Oil painting by a follower of Joris Hoefnagel.


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Credit: An allegory. Oil painting by a follower of Joris Hoefnagel. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

The martyrdoms of three saints are represented in the centre of the picture. Also depicted is the Tower of Babel, and Saint Peter and Saint John healing a man. There is also a coat of arms featuring a jester's hand

Physical description

1 painting : oil on paper laid down on wood ; paper 28.5 x 38.5 cm

Lettering

Emblema scripturistico-theologico-historico-heraldico-symbolico-Graeco-logogryphico-verbale ... AE

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44557i

Creator/production credits

Bears monogram: AE. Interpreted by a previous owner as meaning Adam Elsheimer: a manuscript text on the verso gives a lengthy biography of Elsheimer.

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