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Saint Henry of Cocquet as a Hermit, from the Trophaeum vitae solitariae series, 1598

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 163 x 204 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LV-7

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In the foreground sits Saint Henry of Cocquet, a Danish hermit from the 12th century AD. He is kneeling praying before a crucifix and beating himself with an iron scourge. His body is wrapped in chains. A mountain landscape with a deer can be seen in the background.


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

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Raphael I Sadeler RKD
Antwerp ca. 1560 - 1561 - ca. 1632

Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600

Title Saint Henry of Cocquet as a Hermit, from the Trophaeum vitae solitariae series
Date 1598
Period 16th century
Location Venice TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Martì de Vos f
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Ioa. Sadeler salps. cù grat. et pri. S.P.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Hinc aptos precibus globulos tenet, inde flagella/ Henricus, ferro corpora nuda tegens:
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 24
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Sic fertur Christum supplex orasse. quid ergo/ Ante crucem tales non potuêre preces!
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LV-7
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(HENRY OF COQUET) male saints (HENRY OF COQUET) Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q313 castigation, flagellation ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q3131 self-castigation ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
11Q651 crucifix ~ personal devotion Iconclass
11Q71423 altarcross, crucifix Iconclass
25F24(DEER) hoofed animals: deer Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
47D8(CHAIN) tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: chain Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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