Arrius Alexandrinus – This original antique print depicts Arius (250 or 256 – 336) was a Christian presbyter in Alexandria, Egypt of Libyan origins. His teachings about the nature of the Godhead, which emphasized the Father’s divinity over the Son, and his opposition to the Athanasian or Trinitarian Christology, made him a controversial figure in the First Council of Nicea, convened by Roman Emperor Constantine in AD 325.

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Arrius Alexandrinus

Engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19,6 x 31,5 cm. (7,7 x 12,4 inch). Image size: 15,3 x 26,2 cm. (6 x 10,3 inch).

This scarce print originates from: ‘Historie der Kerken en Ketteren van den beginne des Nieuwen Testaments tot aan het Jaar onses Heeren 1688. […]’ (transl.: History of Churches and Heretics from the start of the New Testament until the year of our lord 1688 …), by Godfried Arnold, Dutch edition published by Sebastiaan Petzold, Amsterdam 1701. This edition contains portraits of heretic figures, etched by the reknown Romeyn de Hooghe.

Made by R. De Hooghe after Arnold. Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. Author: Gottfried Arnold (pseud. Christophorus Irenaeus) (1666-1714) was an important German Lutheran theologian and historian.

Condition: Very good, given age. Small tear top edge left, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 19 × 19 × 1 cm


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