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- Series: Trophaeum Vitae Solitariae
A series of twenty-five engravings by Carel van Boeckel, including a title-plate, depicting various hermits contemplating in the wilderness (Paris: Jean Leclerc, 1606); bound in a volume; the plates are numbered and bear Latin letterpress in the lower margin; additionally, pasted on the first page of the volume is the title-page of the original print series by Jan Sadeler "Oraculum Anachoreticum" (Venice: 1600), with dedication to Clement VIII. c.1606
- Production date
- 1606 (c.)
Height: 189 millimetres (each sheet, c.)
Width: 270 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bound in a volume together with 1852,0214.538.1-24, 1852,0214.539.1-30 and 1852,0214.540.1-25.
This volume consists of four series: the first two series published by Leclerc, the last two published by De Leu. The plates are copies by various engravers after three of the four original print series by the brothers Jan and Raphael Sadeler after designs by Marten de Vos, and after a print series by Adriaen Collaert after De Vos. The first series contains copies by Carel van Boeckel after the series "Tromphaeum Vitae Solitariae"; the second contains copies by Van Boeckel, Isaac Briot and Pierre Firens (title-page) after the series "Sylvae Sacrae"; the third contains copies by Nicolaas de Bruyn after the series "Solitudo Sive Vitae Patrum Eremicolarum"; the fourth contains copies by De Bruyn after Collaert's series depicting female hermits in landscapes. Pasted on the first page of the volume is the title-page of the original print series by Jan Sadeler "Oraculum Anachoreticum".
For the "Trophaeum Vitae Solitariae" series by Sadeler see 1958,0712.193-219. For the "Oraculum Anachoreticum" series by Sadeler see 1958, 0712.220-246.
For the five series of similar subject published by the Sadelers and their context, see the essay in Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Citizens of Europe, Dutch and Flemish artists in Munich c.1600', Munich 2005, pp.365-381.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The monogram of Anderdon is inscribed on the first leaf of the volume. Inscribed in the same handwriting with "Wrights sale", possibly referring to a previous owner.
- Prints and Drawings
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