Bavaria Sancta 1716 Gundeberga Queen of the Lombards

Catalog Number 11715
 
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Artist Biography:

Matthew Kager born in Munich 1566. In his youth he traveled to Rome where he apprenticed. Returning from Italy the Duke of Bavaria appointed him principle painter with a large pension. His artwork adorned the churches of Munich. Towards the end of his life he moved to Augsburg where he painted his most celebrated work "The Last Judgment" in the hall of the senate. He died in 1634

Date:

1716

Source:

Bavaria Sancta or Holy Bavaria

Volume:

2

Plate Number:

H (Page 57)

Description:

This is a full-page engraving from the 1716 edition of the Bavaria Sancta or Holy Bavaria by the noted Jesuit Matthew Raderus (1561-1634). This work was perhaps the greatest of the Counter-Reformation pilgrimage books which resonated throughout Bavaria. It praised the duchy's historic and sacred destiny, listing its saints and martyrs, its holy monks; its pious rulers, culminating in the current members of the House of Wittelsbach. Originally printed in 1615 - 1627 from the publishing house of Ralph Sadeler. The body of work drew on the drawings of Matthew Kager. [Gundeberga queen of the Lombards. (591-) daughter of Theodelinda who married Arioald the Lombard King. Upon becoming king, he had his wife locked up in a monastery, accusing her of plotting against him with Tasson Duke of Friuli.]

Print Method:

Engraving on laid paper

Condition:

Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

21.2 x 14.5 cm. approximately (8.4 x 5.7 in.)

Size of Leaf:

32.5 x 21.5 cm. approximately (12.8 x 8.5 in.)

References:

Grasse Vol.5 p. 16

Price:
$75.00
SKU:
11715
Qty:
 
 
 
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