Adriaen Collaert (c1560–1618)
“St Eugenia of Rome” (aka “Heilige Eugenia”), c1600 (c1590-c1610 [Rijksmuseum dates]), from the series of 25 plates (including title plate), “Femenile martelaressen en heiligen” (aka “Female Martyr Saints”; “Martyrologium Sanctarum Virginum”), published in Antwerp by Adriaen Collaert with two lines of Latin verse by Laurens Beyerlinck (aka Laurentio Beyerlinck) (1578–1627).
The British Museum offers the following information about St Eugenia: “Christian saint and martyr, according to legend she was the daughter of Duke Philip of Alexandria, who fled her father's house dressed as a man and later became abbot of a monastery. She converted her parents to Christianity and was martyred by the sword” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG136607).
Engraving on laid paper, trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 19.3 x 14.8 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper centre) “S. EVGENIA.”; (on lower right corner) “Adrian Collaert excud.”
Lettered below the image borderline in two lines of Latin: (centre) “Pro Christo, et patria vixit, docuit superauit,/ Pro Christo, et patria fortiter occubuit.” (For Christ, and the country lived, he taught, he overcame,/ for Christ, and the country died bravely.)
New Holstein 809 (Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesberg [comp.] 2005/6, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts 1450–1700: The Collaert Dynasty”, vol., 4, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, Sound and Vision, p. 47, cat. no. 809).
The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.568107.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed around the outer image borderline and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in an excellent (near pristine) condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
I am selling this jewel-like engraving in superb condition for AU$304 (currently US$203.19/EUR183.85/GBP161.84 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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