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Saint Gerard of Brogne as a Hermit, from the series Trophaeum vita solitariae, 1598

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 205 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LV-5

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Saint Gerard of Brogne, an early Christian hermit, was originally in the service of the Count of Namur. He chose a religious life and founded a first abbey in present-day Saint-Gérard. Gerardus, a Benedictine, is known as a reformer of religious institutions, including Saint-Baafs Abbey in Ghent, Saint-Bertinus Abbey in Saint-Omer, Saint-Vaast Abbey in Atrecht and the abbeys of Mouzon and Elnone (today Saint-Amand-les-Eaux).


Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Title Saint Gerard of Brogne as a Hermit, from the series Trophaeum vita solitariae
Date 1598
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Posthabuit Christo vxorum, natosque' Geroldus,/ Imperiale genus, Saxoniaque' decus
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 16
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Turba canum latrans inter vepreta latentem/ Prodidit, o' mirum, dum putat esse foram
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LV-5
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(GERARD OF BROGNE) male saints (GERARD OF BROGNE) Iconclass
11P315(BENEDICTINES) monastic orders, monastic life ~ Roman Catholic church (BENEDICTINES) Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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