Bar-Iesu Sive Elymas Paphi Ad Sauli Verbum Excaecatur.Et cum...daret. Act. Apost. XIII. Exemplar asservatur in Palatio Mag. Brit. Reg. dicto Hampton-Court Long. ped. 14. pol. 7. alt. ped. 11. pol. 4.
[n.d., first published c.1720.]
Engraving, 515 x 620mm. 20¼ x 24½". Worcester Royal Porcelain Works label to upper left corner, with their stamp lower right. Closed tear into image at right.
St. Paul blinding the Jewish sorcerer Elymas before Sergius Paulus. St. Paul stands at right, while Sergius Paulus (0008 - 0047; fl.), Roman Proconsul of Cyprus, sits on his throne at centre. Elymas, struck blind through a miracle, stands at left, his eyes closed and arms spread out in front of him; a crowd gathers around them. Elymas was struck with temporary blindness by Paul as he attempted to dissuade Sergius Paulus from turning to Christianity. Sixth plate from a series of eight reproducing the cartoons executed by Raphael (1483 - 1520) for a series of tapestries for the Sistine Chapel. They were commissioned by Pope Leo X in 1515 - 1518. Bought by Charles I, the cartoons were placed in Hampton Court Palace in 1699 and are now at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Nicolas Dorigny (1658 - 1746) went to England and engraved the cartoons between 1711-1719, a work for which he was knighted in 1720.
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