An allegory. Oil painting by a follower of Joris Hoefnagel.
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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
1 painting : oil on paper laid down on wood ; paper 28.5 x 38.5 cm
Emblema scripturistico-theologico-historico-heraldico-symbolico-Graeco-logogryphico-verbale ... AE
Wellcome Library no. 44557i
Bears monogram: AE. Interpreted by a previous owner as meaning Adam Elsheimer: a manuscript text on the verso gives a lengthy biography of Elsheimer.