Auction May Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th 2019 

Lot 014

Initial price: 2000€

Cornelis & Theodorus GalleAdrian & Jan Collaert & Karel Van Malley after Juan de Mesa, C.1600
"Beatus Ignatius Loyola, Auctor et Fundator Societatis Iesu"
Sixteen engravings
27 x 35 cm
1.500 - 2.000 €

Ribadeneira command to engrave in Antwerp a serie of fourteen stamps of Saint Ignatius's life in 1610. The engravings were based on a cycle of canvas comissioned by Ribadeneira himself to the Spanish painter Juan de Mesa around 1600 for a gallery in the Colegio Imperial de Madrid, lost today.

 

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