Sunday, March 17, 2013

Art Piece of The Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


St. Patrick Hibernie Apostle. Hand-coloured mezzotint from The British Museum.

Saint Patrick shown full length expelling the snakes from Ireland; standing in a landscape, looking to left with one hand raised in blessing, holding a crook and wearing a Bishop's robes and mitre, while snakes, toads and dragons crowd around his feet; a church and village in the background. 1806
Hand-coloured mezzotint with etching.

Inscription Content: Lettered below the image with the title and 'Born in the Year 361, Died in the Year 458.

Saint Patrick shown full length expelling the snakes from Ireland; standing in a landscape, looking to left with one hand raised in blessing, holding a crook and wearing a Bishop's robes and mitre, while snakes, toads and dragons crowd around his feet; a church and village in the background.  1806
Hand-coloured mezzotint with etching

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