Thomas von Aquin in Santa Caterina zu Pisa, Johann Anton Ramboux, after Gherardo Starnina
Johann Anton Ramboux, Gherardo Starnina
Thomas von Aquin in Santa Caterina zu Pisa
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Johann Anton Ramboux
afterGherardo Starnina

Thomas von Aquin in Santa Caterina zu Pisa, 1818 – 1843

303 x 209 mm
Inventory Number
Bib. 2472
Object Number
Bib. 2472 V 46A
Acquired in 1868
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Thomas von Aquin in Santa Caterina zu Pisa
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Sammlung von Umrissen und Durchzeichnungen, Band 5
Part Number / Total
1 / 2
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Invented in
Period Produced
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Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet oben (mit Bleistift): veritatum mediabitur aguttur / meum // et labia mea detestabuntur impiu. / in pricipo erat verbum // vetus ac nove legis conti / nentiam diligenti; mittig links: ARISTOTELES; mittig rechts : PLATO; unten mittig: AVERROIS; darunter: hic adinueit cem via disciplie, Doctor gentium in fide et veri / tate.; unten mittig: Starnina Scolaro dell' Orcagna, / a.S. Caterina Pisa
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet oben links (mit Bleistift): 796.; unten rechts: 687.
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1868

Work Content


  • 11D Christ
  • 11H(THOMAS AQUINAS)121 St. Thomas Aquinas enthroned between Plato and Aristotle, trampling under his feet the three heretics Arius, Sabellius and Averroès

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Anton Ramboux (1790-1866)
Nachlass Johann Anton Ramboux, 1866
Versteigerung durch J.M. Heberle (H. Lempertz), Köln, 23.5.1867 an Ferdinand Prestel, Frankfurt am Main, 1867
verkauft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1868.


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