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Saint Jacob the Greater, ca. 1591 - 1592

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 281 x 187 mm
  • Inv. 2014-QR

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The apostle James the Greater stands in an architectural setting and holds a staff in his right hand. At his left foot, a sword lies on the ground. This print is part of a series of 14 prints, each consisting of a full-length effigy of an apostle, Christ or Paul with typical attributes and a caption in Latin.


Jacques II de Gheyn RKD
Antwerp 1565 - The Hague 1629
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Karel I van Mander RKD
Meulebeke 1548 - Amsterdam 1606

Title Saint Jacob the Greater
Date ca. 1591 - 1592
Period 16th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-QR
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(JAMES THE GREAT)11 the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword - male saint as patron, protector, intercessor Iconclass
11L31113 'qui conceptus est de Spirito Sancto, natus est ex Maria Virgine' ~ articles of faith Iconclass
41D263 walking-stick, staff, cane Iconclass
45C13(SWORD) hacking and thrusting weapons: sword Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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