Friday, April 22, 2011

At the Foot of the Cross

From ad altare dei:
This grisaille work was a model for an engraving by Adriaen Lommelin (c. 1616-after 1673). It is dated 1652 and dedicated to the newly appointed bishop of Ypres, the Dominican Ambrosius Capello. The saints represent the qualities a bishop should aspire to: doctrinal wisdom, Marian devotion, courage, rectitude, zeal in pastoral work and in preaching, charity, and intelligence-all under the sign of the cross, Verbum Cruci. 


Amanda Borenstadt said...

Wonderful painting! Have a blessed Good Friday.

elena maria vidal said...

You, too, Amanda!