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- Series: Ecclesiae Anglicanae Trophaea (The Victories of the Anglican Church)
Titleplate to the series of scenes from English martyrs after Niccolò Circignani; with the title inscribed in a cartouche flanked by two figures adopting elegant contrapposto, two angels supporting the cartouche from below and holding a garland
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Height: 244 millimetres
Width: 178 millimetres
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- Series of thirty-six etchings by Giovanni Battista Cavalieri reproducing frescoes by Niccolò Circignani in the chapel of the Venerable English College in Rome, which depict English martyrs. It was first published in Rome in 1584. For a complete set see 1973,0512.3.1-36.
The BM series, which was published in 1608, is bound in a dark blue leather binding with light blue cloth over cardboard, with the title on the spine 'Circignani / Ecclesiae Anglicanae Trophaea / Rome 1584'
For further information on this publication and similar ones containing illustrations of English martyrs and Jesuit iconography, see Leif Holm Monssen, 'Rex Gloriose Martyrum: A Contribution to Jesuit Iconography' in Art Bulletin, vol. 63, March 1981, pp. 130-137, Kirstin Noreen, 'Ecclesiae militantis triumphi: Jesuit Iconography and the Counter-Reformation' in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 29, 1998, pp. 689-715; Michael E. Williams, "Campion and the English Continental Seminaries" in The Reckoned Expense: Campion and the Early English Jesuit, edited by Thomas McCoog, Woodbridge 1996; and Michael E. Williams, 'The Venerable English College Rome: A History 1579-1979', London 1979.
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