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Thomas Aquinas is abducted by his Brothers, 1610

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 210 x 147 mm
  • Inv. 2014-AE

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Thomas Aquinas is on his way to France. He wears the Dominican habit and rests by a spring. His brothers find him and take him to his parental home. This is an engraving from a series of 30 prints depicting the life story of Thomas Aquinas (title: Vita D. Thomae Aquinatis). The prints, designed by and published by Otto van Veen, were produced by C. Boel, E. van Paenderen, C. Galle and G. Swanenburgh.


Cornelis Boel RKD
Antwerp ca. 1576 - ca. 1621
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Otto van Veen RKD
Leyden 1556 - Brussels 1629

Title Thomas Aquinas is abducted by his Brothers
Date 1610
Period 17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, centre: C. Boel.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Mater rata in sui contumeliam [...] ad matrem remittunt.
stamps (tools) on the reverse: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-AE
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(THOMAS AQUINAS) the Dominican theologian, 'Angelic Doctor' Thomas of Aquino; possible attributes: book, (chain with) sun, dove, girdle of chastity, lily, model of church, monstrance (or chalice), mitre (under feet), star (on breast) Iconclass
33B4 abducting Iconclass
42G2221 brothers (second degree family relationships) Iconclass
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