Saint Christopher, Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
Saint Christopher
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Reference

Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis detto il Pordenone: Christophorus, Tür eines Schrankes für Silbergeräte. Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venedig

Realisation

Peter Paul Rubens: Christophorus und der Eremit, ca. 1611-1614, Öl auf Holz, 210 x 150 cm, Außenseite des linken Flügels des Kreuzabnahme-Triptychon. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerpen

Peter Paul Rubens

Saint Christopher, 1611 – 1612


Blatt
290 x 169 mm
Inventory Number
2991
Object Number
2991V Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint Christopher
Draughtsman
Recto
Finding of Moses
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Oben rechts Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Kreissegment [Fragment]
Work Catalogues
  • Burchard/d'Hulst 1963.76.44

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Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(CHRISTOPHER)9 the giant and martyr Christophorus; possible attributes: palm-tree (with bunches of dates, or withered), infant Christ - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(CHRISTOPHER)51 St. Christopher, with the infant Christ on his shoulders, wading through the water and carrying his staff (palm-tree); sometimes a hermit stands on the further bank beside a chapel, a lantern in his hand

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19.02.2024