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Saint Luke Writes His Gospel, from the series Thesaurus novi Testamenti elegantissimis iconibus expressus continens historias atque miracula doni nostri Iesu Christi, ca. 1585

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 206 x 259 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LL-2

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The evangelist Luke sits on the back of a winged bull, his attribute. On his lap is a thick book; in his right hand he holds a quill. The adoration by the shepherds in the stable can be seen in the background on the right; on the back left, the three crosses on Mount Golgotha are depicted, with Mary and John under the cross. Below the representation is a two-line text in Latin.

Artist

Johannes Wierix RKD
Antwerp 1549 - Brussels ca. 1620
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603
after

Gerard de Jode RKD
Nijmegen ca. 1516 - 1517 - Antwerp 1591
publisherAAT

Title Saint Luke Writes His Gospel, from the series Thesaurus novi Testamenti elegantissimis iconibus expressus continens historias atque miracula doni nostri Iesu Christi
Date ca. 1585
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: lucas evangely scripor [...] / victima sacra suo
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: cunctaque dum lucent [...] / thura propheta Deo.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: S. Lucas.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 3.
stamps (tools) reverse, centre below: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LL-2
Acquisition credit unknown
2014
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-LL-2
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11665/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOSEPH) the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass
11H(LUKE) Luke the evangelist; possible attributes: book, (winged) ox, portrait of the Virgin, surgical instruments, painter's utensils, scroll Iconclass
11H(LUKE)12 St. Luke writing his gospel, usually a (winged) ox present Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
47I2111 bull Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49L511 quill Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B2 adoration of the Christ-child ~ Christ's birth Iconclass
73B25 adoration of the Christ-child by the shepherds; Mary and Joseph present Iconclass
73D4 from Pilate's palace to Golgotha: the procession to Calvary (Matthew 27:31-33; Mark 15:20-22; Luke 23:26-33; John 19:17) Iconclass
73D6 the crucifixion of Christ: Christ's death on the cross; Golgotha (Matthew 27:45-58; Mark 15:33-45; Luke 23:44-52; John 19:25-38) Iconclass
73D612 the cross(es) in the background Iconclass
73D625 bystanders at the foot of the cross, among whom Mary, Mary Magdalene and John the Evangelist; Mary may be shown swooning Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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