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Saint Sebald of Nuremberg as a hermit, from the series Trophaeum vitae solitariae, 1598

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 165 x 208 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LV-2

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Saint Sebald, a German hermit from the eighth century AD, stands in a clearing in a forest and preaches to peasants and citizens. The city of Nuremberg can be seen in the background.


Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Raphael I Sadeler RKD
Antwerp ca. 1560 - 1561 - ca. 1632

Title Saint Sebald of Nuremberg as a hermit, 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 representation, bottom left: M. de Vos/ figurav
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Ioà Sadeler scalpt
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: cù gratia et privelegio
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Rex Danie, patrem, matrem, sponsamquè Sebaldus,/ Deserit, et peregrè sicut Alexis abit:
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 7
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Silva Norimberge, profugum vicina recepit,/ Hic vacat ille Deo noct.... dieq. viris.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LV-2
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
300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(SEBALD) the hermit and pilgrim Sebald of Nuremberg; possible attributes: crown (at his feet or on book), model of church Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
11Q733 preaching (in general) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25II1 city-view in general; 'veduta' - II - ideal city Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
46A13 commoners Iconclass
46A14 farmers Iconclass
46AA14 farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
61E(NUREMBERG) names of cities and villages (NUREMBERG) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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