Philips Galle, Maerten de Vos, 1547-1612 - Allegory about penance and repentance; Devil.

Description
Philips Galle, Maerten de Vos, 1547-1612 - Allegory about penance and repentance; Devil.
Engraving - Plate signed - 1547-1612

Allegory about penance and repentance; Devil.

The mischief leading to penance.

In the middle a penitent is following Divine Mercy (Misericordia Dei) to the personicifica Repentance (Poenitentia) who sits on a throne under the Tetragram. A devil (Peccatum) is trying to stop them. He is looking under the dress of the Divine Mercy.
This is the Title print of a series on penance and repentance in the Old and New Testament. This is the most interesting engraving of this series.

Hollstein Dutch 1137 first state of four.
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Very good dark impression, in very good condition, some stains of aging. Printed on laid 16th century paper with 1 mm margins.

Delivered in a museum passepartout.

Lot details
Artist
Philips Galle, Maerten de Vos, 1547-1612
Title of artwork
Allegory about penance and repentance; Devil.
Year
1547-1612
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
20.2×22.8 cm
Total dimensions
20.4×23.1×0 cm
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