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Saint Bartholomew as a Hermit, from the series Oraculum Anachoreticum series, 1600

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 167 x 206 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LY-2

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In the foreground of a forest scene, Saint Bartholomew (Nathanael), one of the apostles, is seated. He enters his hermitage while holding out a crucifix to the devil, in the form of a youth with a whip. A donkey can be seen 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 Bartholomew as a Hermit, from the series Oraculum Anachoreticum series
Date 1600
Period 16th century
Location Venice TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Cum privil. Sumi Pontif. et Caes. Ma:
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Raph. Sadeler Scalp. M. de Vos fig.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Mentitus puerum Daemon, mentitus Aselli/ Casum, implorabat Nathanaëlis opem.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 4
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Ars erat hec, dulci qua clausum educeret antro./ Stulte puer speras huic dare verba seni!
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LY-2
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H saints Iconclass
11H(BARTHOLOMEW) the apostle Bartholomew; possible attributes: book, devil or dragon at feet, knife, scroll, flayed skin, staff Iconclass
11K devil(s) and demons Iconclass
11K1 human-shaped devil Iconclass
11K4 activities of devil(s) Iconclass
11K41 devil(s) appearing to mortals, trying to seduce them; temptation Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
11Q331 anchorite, hermit Iconclass
11Q651 crucifix ~ personal devotion Iconclass
11Q71423 altarcross, crucifix Iconclass
25F52(SALAMANDER) amphibians with tail (SALAMANDER) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
41A18 hut, cabin, lodge Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
46C1463 whip Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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