Bavaria Sancta 1716 Saint Maximilian of Tebessa

Catalog Number 11693
 
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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.:

B3

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 Maximilian of Tebessa is a Christian saint He is a martyr of the Christian Church from the third century CE, born in AD 274. Because his father Fabius Victor was a soldier in the Roman army, Maximilian was obliged to join at the age of 21. Brought before the proconsul of Numidia Cassius Dion, he refused, stating that, as a Christian, he could not serve in the military. This led to his martyrdom by beheading on 12 March, AD 295, at the City of Thavaste (now: Tébessa, Algeria), North Africa. He is noted as an early conscientious objector.]

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:
11693
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