Engraving on hand laid paper. By Johannes Sadeler I after Maerten de Vos. First published in 1590 by Johannes Sadeler I. This ed. later but before the address of C.J. Visscher.
Plate 3 from a series of 6: ‘Canticum Canticorum’ (Song of Solomon).
The bride of Christ (the Church) in a bed with a roof carried by the 4 cardinal virtues: Prudence, Fortitude, Justice and Forethought. At the front of the bed a depiction of Solomon’s judgement. The bed surrounded by figures from the old testament In the rear a bride is searching for her love in a city. The text below is about the song of SalomonOp het voeteneind een voorstelling van het oordeel van Salomon.
Sheet size: 26 x 20.6 cm. Watermark unclear.
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