Antique Master Print-SAINT OTTO OF BAMBERG-BISHOP-PREACHING-Kager-Sadeler-1615

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41. S. OTHO EPISCOPUS BABENBERG. POMER. APOSTOLUS. – (Saint Otto, bishop of Bamberg.). Saint Otto is preaching the Christian faith to the Pomeranians with pagan statues in the background. Otto of Bamberg (1060 or 1061 ? 30 June 1139) was German missionary and papal legate who converted much of medieval Pomerania to Christianity. He was the bishop of Bamberg from 1102 until his death. He was canonzied in 1189. With an 8-line caption in Latin below the image.

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’41. S. OTHO EPISCOPUS BABENBERG. POMER. APOSTOLUS.’

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. Two horizontal creases. Paper partly slightly browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT OTTO OF BAMBERG-BISHOP-PREACHING-OTHO

PCO-C32-39

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Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1 cm

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