Antique Master Print-SAINT-HENRY II-ROMAN EMPEROR-DEATH-Kager-Sadeler-1615

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38. S. HENRICUS IMPERATOR. – (Henry II, Emperor.). Henry II on his deathbed accompanied by his wife Cunigunde of Luxembourg. Henry II (6 May 973 ? 13 July 1024), also known as Saint Henry the Exuberant, was Holy Roman Emperor (“Romanorum Imperator”) from 1014. With an 8-line caption in Latin below the image.

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’38. S. HENRICUS IMPERATOR.’

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. Small hole in left part of image. Small hole in top margin not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT-HENRY II-ROMAN EMPEROR-DEATH-CUNIGUNDE OF LUXEMBOURG

PCO-C32-36

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Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1 cm

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