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Title

The ecstacy of Saint Ignatius

17th century

Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 – 1688

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Claude Mellan

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Claude Mellan

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