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Hermit of High Middle Ages in prayer in his cave. Lavis Flemish.. Attribué À Martin De Vos. Historien d'art, Archéologue; Chercheur Free-Lance (Er)
Lavis in shades of ocher, on laid paper tinted ocher-orange, showing a monk (Saint Macarius) praying in a cave. In open air, outside the entrance of the cave, a hut of branches is home sick, lame happens. It seems that a disciple asked him to wait, indicating that the master was meditating in his cave.
Although what we know of Marcion is found only in our little wash, we know that this is a St. Macarius, because of the legend given in Latin by the artist who wrote in the sixteenth century This drawing engraving (see below). But we do not know what it is Macarius: either Macarius of Alexandria Macarius the Elder is, improbably, Macarius of Pélécète. Macarius of Ghent?

State. Very good. Two small abrasions.
Recto: The design was once stuck: on white laid paper, and paper blue, then white again. Traces on the periphery.
Collector stamps and annotations (illegible name of a former collector). Attribution.
Watermark: Very beautiful «to shield crowned with fleur-de-lys on the pole monogramme'WR'.
The award is easy: Martin de Vos, Flemish painter well known in the second half of the sixteenth, and remains among connoisseurs of the Flemish Renaissance, made of many religious projects, especially in this format, to be engraved for use of religious images. A series, the hermits of which comes from burning below was performed by Johannes Sadeler and published by various publishers including Jerome Cockx.

Paper laid end (end type xv-xvi). 18 Cm X 14.5. Trait square tiny margins.
He is about to return now to the description of the hermit.
Another series, probably from drawings by Martin de Vos, has represented the saints honored in Flanders, which many ascetics Breton or Irish-Breton of the High Middle Ages! Indeed, for historical reasons, many relics Breton or Irish-Breton were scattered in all directions, and specifically in Flanders. He followed the cults of local saints Breton or Irish-Breton. It has a cult Ghent to Macarius, while Maccharius / Macharius could well be an Irish-Breton name (or worship of Christendom Celtic due to recent contacts with the early Christian Coptic Church). Hence the possible confusion with Macarius of Egypt.
Anyway, this print already rare in itself, has become scientifically inseparable from drawing his inspiration, and the two parts are inseparable in the eyes of collectors. Hence the overall price.
Watermark: three or four letters unreadable.
Hermit of High Middle Ages in prayer in his cave. Lavis Flemish.
Art by Independent Artists,  Drawings,  Lavis
Author: Attribué À Martin De Vos.
20.1 x  14.1 cm  /   7.9 x  5.6 in
Weight 0.01 kg   /  0.01 lbs
Themes: Religious, Spiritual  /   Origin: Europe  /   Genre: Academism  /   Characteristic: Study  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Artists types: Professional artists  /   Period: Renaissance (XV-XVIth c)  /  
Posted: october 12, 2009 / Modified: january 20, 2021
Copyright Historien d'art, Archéologue; Chercheur Free-Lance (Er)

Hermit of High Middle Ages in prayer in his cave. Lavis Flemish.
35,000 €  24,850 £  39,900 $ 
Available for sale
Historien d'art, Archéologue; Chercheur Free-Lance (Er)
Historien d'art, Archéologue; Chercheur Free-Lance (Er)
Romillé / Rovillieg, France
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