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Mary Magdalene in a cave, ca. 1560 - 1600

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 253 x 191 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NV

Public Domain

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The penitent Mary Magdalene is depicted as a hermitess in a cave. She is reading the Bible. Around her are a crucifix, a rod and an ointment jar.


Johannes I Sadeler
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Gillis I Mostaert RKD
Hulst 1528 - Antwerp 1598

Ferdinand Reael
ca. 1550 - 1600

Title Mary Magdalene in a cave
Date ca. 1560 - 1600
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Quod lacrymae valeant ab amore fideqB profectae, / Crimina placato cuncta lauare Deo: / Iu nos praecipuĆØ SanctiĆ¢ima Magdalene, / Et tua tam grauiter flentis imago docet.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: G. Mostaert pinxit. Joh: Sadeler Sculpsit. Ferdinand: Reael excudit.
inscription on the reverse: Elp [...]
inscription on the reverse: A [1 ?] 2409 2ex [...]
inscription on the reverse: 2
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NV
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11HH(MARY MAGDALENE) the penitent harlot Mary Magdalene; possible attributes: book (or scroll), crown, crown of thorns, crucifix, jar of ointment, mirror, musical instrument, palm-branch, rosary, scourge Iconclass
11Q651 crucifix ~ personal devotion Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H119 cave, grotto Iconclass
31A51453 ointment-jar Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA51453 ointment-jar - AA - (for) women Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
44G321(BIRCH ROD) instruments of torture, execution or punishment: birch rod Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73D82(CROSS) cross ~ instruments of the Passion Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (146)
Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XIV. Meer - Ossenbeeck / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein. - Amsterdam : Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1956 (91)
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