Bavaria Sancta 1716 Saint Florian

Catalog Number 11695
 
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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 No.:

C

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 in1615 - 27 from the publishing house of Ralph Sadeler. The body of work drew on the drawings of Matthew Kager. [Saint Florian (Latin: Florianus; civil name: Florian von Lorch) (died ca. 304) is a Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; and firefighters. Florian lived in the time of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximian, and was commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum. In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing firefighting brigades.]

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:
11695
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