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Saint Mark Writes His Gospel, from the series Thesaurus novi Testamenti elegantissimis iconibus expressus continens historias atque miracula doni nostri Iesu Christi, ca. 1585

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 206 x 254 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LL-1

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The evangelist Mark sits under a tree and writes his gospel. Next to him is the lion, his attribute. Back left is the resurrection of Christ, who escapes from the mouth of hell with devils. At the back right in Ezekiel's vision, the prophet sees the valley full of barren dead bones come to life. Below the scene is a two-line text in Latin.

Artist

Johannes Wierix RKD
Antwerp 1549 - Brussels ca. 1620
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603
after

Gerard de Jode RKD
Nijmegen ca. 1516 - 1517 - Antwerp 1591
publisherAAT

Title Saint Mark Writes His Gospel, from the series Thesaurus novi Testamenti elegantissimis iconibus expressus continens historias atque miracula doni nostri Iesu Christi
Date ca. 1585
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Nuntius ante etc./ iuga summa vias
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: S. Marcus.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Ante parate etc. / comes ipse leo.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 2.
stamps (tools) reverse, centre below: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LL-1
Acquisition credit unknown
2014
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-LL-1
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11666/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H(MARK) Mark (Marcus) the evangelist, and bishop of Alexandria; possible attributes: book, (winged) lion, pen and inkhorn, scroll Iconclass
11H(MARK)12 St. Mark the evangelist writing the Gospel, usually a (winged) lion present Iconclass
11T41 entrance of hell as monstrous mouth (of Leviathan) Iconclass
11T411 entrance of hell as monstrous mouth (of Leviathan) in a landscape Iconclass
25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49L511 quill Iconclass
71O9 the book of Ezekiel Iconclass
71O93 Ezekiel's visions Iconclass
71O933 Ezekiel's vision of the valley of the dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-10) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73E12 Christ, usually holding a banner, arises from the grave; often combined with sleeping and/or frightened soldiers Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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