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Mark the Hermit (Marcus Eremita), from the series Sylvae Sacrae Monumenta, 1594

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 152 x 210 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LS

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Early Christian hermit Marcus Eremita sits by a cave in a forest landscape. He is copying the Bible. In the left corner is a frog.


Raphael I Sadeler RKD
Antwerp ca. 1560 - 1561 - ca. 1632
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600

Title Mark the Hermit (Marcus Eremita), from the series Sylvae Sacrae Monumenta
Date 1594
Period 16th century
Location Munich TGN TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: R. Sadeler. fec.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: M. de. Vos. figu
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Praebuit huic Marco [...] / Christo caelitibusq. fuit.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Multa manu scripsit [...] / [...] exemplo profuit atq. man [...]
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 2
inscription reverse, centre: F Maeyer/ IHBronel [?]
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LS
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25F51(FROG) tailless amphibians: frog Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H119 cave, grotto Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H212 brook Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49L11 handwriting, writing as activity Iconclass
49L511 quill Iconclass
49L6 writing accessories Iconclass
49L62 ink-well Iconclass
7 Bible Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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