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Saint Marinus as a hermit, from the series Oraculum Anachoreticum, 1600

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 167 x 208 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LY-1

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Depicted in the foreground is Saint Marinus of Rimini, an early Christian hermit. He is working a column with hammer and chisel. Around him are building tools and a church under construction, with the city of San Marino in the background.


Raphael I Sadeler RKD
Antwerp ca. 1560 - 1561 - ca. 1632
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600

Title Saint Marinus as a hermit, from the series Oraculum Anachoreticum
Date 1600
Period 16th century
Location Venice TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Cum privil. Sum Pontific. et S.C.M./ Raphael Sadeler Fec: Mart. de Vos i.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Caesaris hic iussu reparabat Ariminum: ad inter/ Has operas Christi iura, Marine, dabas.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 2
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Inde hostem metuens fidei successit Erémo;: Nunc summo artifici ponere templa parat
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LY-1
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
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(MARINUS OF RIMINI) male saints (MARINUS OF RIMINI) Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
11Q711 building of church Iconclass
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
41A343 ladder Iconclass
45K13 fortress Iconclass
45K14 fortified city Iconclass
46C112 bridge Iconclass
46C21 ships (in general) Iconclass
46C223 harbour Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
46C256 freight vessel Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C1 architecture Iconclass
48C13 portrait, self-portrait of architect Iconclass
48C145 architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. Iconclass
48C16 architectural detail Iconclass
48C161 column, pillar ~ architecture Iconclass
48C1634 Corinthian order ~ architecture Iconclass
48C25(CHISEL) tools, implements of sculptor (CHISEL) Iconclass
48C25(COMPASSES) tools, implements of sculptor (COMPASSES) Iconclass
48C25(HAMMER) tools, implements of sculptor (HAMMER) Iconclass
48C25(MALLET) tools, implements of sculptor: mallet Iconclass
61E(SAN MARINO) names of cities and villages (SAN MARINO) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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