Antique Master Print-SAINT HEDWIG OF SILESIA-BLESSED-CHRIST-Kager-Sadeler-1615

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55. S. HEDWIGIS. – (Saint Hedwig.). Christ blesses Saint hedwig in a church. Hedwig of Silesia, also Hedwig of Andechs (1174 ? 15 October 1243), a member of the Bavarian comital House of Andechs, was Duchess of Silesia from 1201 and of Greater Poland from 1231 as well as High Duchess consort of Poland from 1232 until 1238. She was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1267 by Pope Clement IV. With an 8-line caption in Latin below the image.

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’55. S. HEDWIGIS.’

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. Thin bottom corners. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT HEDWIG OF SILESIA-BLESSED-CHRIST-ANDECHS

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Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1 cm

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