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Title

The ecstacy of Saint Ignatius

17th century


Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 - 1688


About

Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born in the Castle of Loyola and brought up to be a soldier. In 1522 he spent a period in prayer and penance at Manresa, close to the famous abbey of Montserrat, where he composed his 'Spiritual Exercises'. In 1537 on his path to Rome, Ignatius saw a vision of Christ carrying the Cross and heard the words 'Ego vobis Romae propitius ero' (I will be favourable to you at Rome). There he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1540. Ignatius was canonized in 1622.


Details


Date

17th century


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

43.4 x 28.8 cm image


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "... / C.Mellan ...". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

529.1987


Artist information

Claude Mellan

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 14. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers