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Saturday 3 June 2023

Adriaen Collaert’s engraving, “St Juliana of Nicomedia”, c1600

Adriaen Collaert (c1560–1618)

“St Juliana of Nicomedia” (aka “Saint Juliana”; “Heilige Juliana”), 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). This print shows an angel visiting Saint Juliana in the foreground and the saint’s martyrdom by beheading on orders of Emperor Diocletian in the distance.

Engraving on laid paper, trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 19.6 x 15.1 cm

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (on column capital) “S./ IVLIANA”; (on lower edge at centre) “Adrian Collaert excud.”

Lettered below the image borderline in two lines of Latin: (centre) “Alma fides Christi: quam tu super astra ferebas,/ Te super aftra eadem sustulit: alma fides.” (The soul of Christ's faith: which you carried above the stars, the same lifted you up above: the soul of faith.)

New Hollstein 815 (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. 48, cat. no. 815).

The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print:

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with thread margins 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 condition with a small touch of restoration along the upper edge of the right arch, otherwise, the sheet is in an excellent (near pristine) condition for its considerable age.

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).

If you are interested in purchasing this very beautiful engraving with its exquisite border of flowers, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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