Sanitas: Health, a woman with a star in her right hand and an esculap in her left hand.
An esculap is a stick around which a snake winds, the mark of Aesculapius, god of health and medicine.
A medicine bottle broken on the ground.
Latin text: Intortus baculo serpens Epiduarius, impar
Et quinquangulus hic, Signa Salutis habent.
"signs of hope"
Engraving by Philips Galle (1537-1612) ca 1585-1590.
Philips Galle was a Flemish engraver and publisher in Antwerp/ Haarlem. He worked for Hiëronymus Cock were he engraved after Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The seven virtues is one of his masterpieces.
Then he started to publish for himself.
Considered as one of the very best Flemish renaissance engravers, publishers.
From the series:" Prosopographia, sive virtutum, animi, corporis, bonorum externorum, vitiorum, et affectuum variorum delineatio".
Published by Cornelis Kiliaan ca 1585-1590 in the lifetime of Philips Galle.
New Hollstein Dutch 327 only state.
In perfect condition. very good dark impression.
Printed on thin laid 16th century paper with 1- 2 cm margins.
Delivered in a museum passepartout.
- Philip Galle (1537-1612)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Sanitas: Health : A woman with a star and an esculap, symbols of Health and Medicine.
- 1700 und früher
- Nicht signiert
- exzellenter Zustand
- 15.1×8.9×0 cm