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‘Den eerw. heer Cornelis Musius geboortich van Delft (…)’; portrait of Cornelis Musius and eight episodes of his martyrdom, 1572

Portrait of the catholic priest, humanist and poet Cornelis Musius praying beside a crucifix, surrounded by eight scenes with episodes of his martyrdom: his capture, torture and execution in 1572. Text in portrait border: ‘Den eerw. heer Cornelis Musius geboortich van Delft, martelaer, oudt 72 jaeren ende 6 maenden, is binnen Leyden een glorieusen doodt gestorven Anno Dni 1572 den 10 Decembris in den laeten donckeren avondt, ten 10. ueren’. Below: siet hier den waerden Man, siet Mvsium […] volgh hem nae.’

Etching and engraving on laid paper, with margins; platemark: 277 x 318 mm; total: 307 x 364 mm; watermark: Pro Patria; traces of previous mounting on verso; horizontal and vertical folds; some stains in the image. Muller 606b (‘rare’).

Incl. BTW  151,25

Excl. BTW  125,00

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