Antique Master Print-SAINT EUSTACHE-EUSTACE OF BOURGES-Kager-Sadeler-1615

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??. S. EUSTASIUS ABBAS. LUXOVIENSIS, BOIOR. ECCLESIASTES. – (Saint Eustache.). Saint Eustache destroys a statue of a pagan god by prayer. Eustache also known as Eustace or Eustase of Bourges or Autun where he originated, was a 6th-century priest who became bishop of Bourges. In Bourges the Roman Catholic Church honoured him as a saint on 31 December. With an 8-line caption in Latin below the image.

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‘??. S. EUSTASIUS ABBAS. LUXOVIENSIS, BOIOR. ECCLESIASTES.’

Copperplate engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Double headed eagle (not visible on every sheet).
Sheet size: 19,5 x 27,5 cm. (7,7 x 10,8 inch). Image size: 15 x 21,5 cm. (5,9 x 8,5 inch).

From ‘Bavaria Sancta …’, by Matth?us Rader, published in Munich. From the original first ed. published 1615 (vol.1), 1624 (vol.2) and 1627 (vol.3). Most plates from vol. 1. Plates were sold bound as such but also sold individually. Very scarse. This hagiography work was commissioned by Maximilian I (1598-1651) to memorize the holy dead and highlight the power of their relics and devotion as an attempt to rewrite Catholic hagiography in light of Humanist criticism and Counter Reformation. I was also a piece of propaganda to glorify Maximilian and his confessional, political and territorial ambitions. Ref: Brunet IV, 1085; Lentner II, 4095; De Backer VI ao. 1376-1377; H. 239-298, 299-342 (Sadeler I); H. 157-201 (Sadeler II).

Made by ‘Raphael Sadeler’ after ‘Johann Matthias Kager or Peter Candid’. Author: Matth?us Rader, a Jesuit from Tyrol, Professor of Rhetoric in Augsburg and later Munich. Engraved by Raphael Sadeler I (1560-1632) and his son Raphael Sadeler II (1584-1632) after Johann Matthias Kager (1566-1634) and Peter Candid.

Condition: Good, given age. Narrow margins. Corners a bit stained from former attachment. Minimal paper loss bottom right corner. Left bottom corner thin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT EUSTACHE-EUSTACE OF BOURGES-BISHOP-PAGAN GOD

PCO-C32-37

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Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1 cm

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