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Saint Palamon and Saint Pachomius, from the series Trophaeum vitae solitariae, 1598

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 166 x 204 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LV-1

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Saint Palamon, an early Christian hermit from Egypt, leans against a tree and reads a book. Behind him, Saint Pachomius sits behind a loom in a hermitage. A crippled beggar can be seen in the background in a forest.


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 Saint Palamon and Saint Pachomius, from the series Trophaeum vitae solitariae
Date 1598
Period 16th century
Location Venice TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Raph. Sadeler. scalp. cù. grat. et pri. S. Pont. et C,es.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: M. de Vos figur.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Vita Palamonis fuit hec invenisq. Pachomii,/ ducere fila, preces fundere, dura pati.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: O par empyreo dignum! cui sola voluptas/ voluptates spernere, posse pati.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LV-1
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(PACHOMIUS) male saints (PACHOMIUS) Iconclass
11H(PALAMON) male saints (PALAMON) Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A415 crippled Iconclass
41A18 hut, cabin, lodge Iconclass
46A151 beggar Iconclass
47H46 weaving Iconclass
47H463 weaving-loom Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49N reading Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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