Mirroring the Saints: The Jesuit Wierix Collection from De Krijtberg in Amsterdam

November 20, 2012 – January 13, 2013

Collections of prints depicting the spiritual fortitude of saints were known as “mirrors” in late medieval and early modern Europe. This exhibition comprises fifty copperplates executed by a famous family of seventeenth-century Flemish printmakers: Anton and Hieronymous Wierix and their brother-in-law, Jan Baptist Barbé. The plates were discovered in the possession of the Amsterdam Jesuits in 2000. New prints that were struck from the old plates will also be on view.

Image: Hieronymus Wierx, Saint Michael: Who is Like God? (detail), print and copper engraving, long-term loan from the Nederlandse Provincie der Jezuïeten, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, organized by Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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