Belgium, b.1570, d.1629
Ignea Vis Fidei, qua Nubes Rumpit Aquosas Ignea Vis Sancta, Cum Petit Astra Presis.
- Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
- 324 x 230mm
Tags: Bibles, Christianity, angels (spirits), baskets (containers), beards, books, censers, clouds, cross-hatching, flowers (plants), fruit, hearts (motifs), infants, monochrome, people (agents), poetry, putti (motifs), religious art, sunlight, text (layout feature)
This print is from an edition of 'Poematum Sacrorum', Libri XXV, by Georg Fabricius (1516 - 1571). The two lines of text can be translated as:
Fiery is the force of faith, which bursts the watery clouds: Fiery is the force of holy prayer, when it seeks the stars.
(With thanks to Professor John Barsby, University of Otago)