Antique Master Print-SAINT WOLFGANG-BISHOP OF REGENSBURG-Kager-Sadeler-1615

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36. S. WOLFGANGUS EP. RAT. – (Saint Wolfgang, Bishop of Regensburg.). Wolfgang sits on his throne and teaches the children of the Duke of Bavaria the principles of Christianity. Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 934 ? October 31, 994) was bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria from Christmas 972 until his death. He is a saint of the Catholic (canonized in 1052) and Eastern Orthodox churches. He is regarded as one of the three great German saints of the 10th century. With an 8-line caption in Latin below the image.

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’36. S. WOLFGANGUS EP. RAT.’

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. Tiny hole lower right of image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT WOLFGANG-BISHOP OF REGENSBURG-DUKE HENRY II-BAVARIA

PCO-C32-34

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Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1 cm

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