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Sleeping Shepherd on a Rock, frontispiece of the series Otia delectant (The Praise of Sloth), ca. 1625 - 1650

  • etching, burin engraving, paper
  • 99 x 149 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KO-1

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This work is part of a series of sixteen copies in mirror image after the print series engraved by Cornelis Bloemaert after Abraham Bloemaert's design drawings (Roethlisberger 1993, I, pp.231-236, nos.297-312, II, fig.434-449). The series was published by Marcus Sadeler in Munich.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Cornelis II Bloemaert RKD
Utrecht 1603 - Rome 1692

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Marcus Sadeler RKD
Munich 1614 - circa 1650 - 1660

Title Sleeping Shepherd on a Rock, frontispiece of the series Otia delectant (The Praise of Sloth)
Date ca. 1625 - 1650
Period 17th century
Location Munich TGN TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Otia delectant /-/ faciuntq[-] /-/ laboribus aptos. // Robore quae firmant languida Ctembra novo // Ast ignava Quies frangit torpedine Corpus, // Enervatq[-] Animum, nec sinit esse probum. // Ergo mihi Socors segni torpore sepultus, // Non homo sed vivus triste Cadaver erit. H. de. Roij. M. // Abraham Bloemaert Inuen: C. Bloemaert fecit. M. Sadeler excudit.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-KO-1
Acquisition credit unknown
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31B1 sleeping; unconsciousness Iconclass
31B13 sleeping on the ground Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
35 pastorals, Arcadian scenes Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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