4 engravings from the series "Solitvdo sive vitae foeminarvm anachoritarvm" (24 plates), engraved by Adriaen Collaert (1560-1618), after drawings by Maerten de Vos (1532-1603).
The series represents the life of female hermits in the forests of Medieval Europe. Both Johannes Sadeler and Collaert produced series of hermits and saints after designs by Maarten de Vos during the last decades of the 16th century. They were much sought-after prints during the Counter-Reformation.
1) Saint Euphrosina of Alexandria (plate 10): Saint fainted during a mystic encounter with Christ and is being taken into a monastery by monks.
Reference: New Hollstein (Collaert):776 copy1
2) Saint Euphrasia of Rome (plate 12), in a landscape being bullied by three women and thrown into a well by the Devil.
Reference: New Hollstein (Collaert):778 copy1
3) Saint Coleta of Corbie (plate 20): Saint precluded in a shed praying to a crucifix. With a beautiful meandering landscape.
Reference: New Hollstein (Collaert):786.copy1
4) Saint Otilia of Bavaria (plate 21) in a forest receiving the Holy Spirit and Host. Beautiful landscape with a cloister in the background.
Reference: New Hollstein (Collaert):787.copy1.
Condition and edition: All good black impressions, but later (1st half 18th-c) print-runs in reverse on thick laid paper (some with watermark), possibly published in Rome by Vincenzo Billy, who had his shop at the Chiesa Nuova. No noticeable defects. Nice margins.
- Adriaen Collaert (1560-1618). After Maarten de Vos (1532-1603)
- Titolo dell'opera
- Female hermits. 4 engravings
- 1700 e periodo precedente
- Non firmato
- Eccellenti condizioni
- Dimensioni totali
- 170×222×0 mm