Doctor Martin Luther, was born at Isleben in the County of Manffield in saxony, Novr. 10th. 1483, & died there Feby. 18th. 1546, Aged 63.Rome tam'd the World, but Rome the Pope o'er aw'd: The one by force, the other wrought by Fraud. Greater than both was learned Luther, when Both this and that he conquer'd with his Pen. The Emblem of the Swan refers to a Predictioin of John Huss. See Clerk's Lives, Vol. I. page 7 in Burnham's Pious Memorials.
Mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Printers crease. Pinholes in upper margin.
A portrait of German theologian and leader of the Reformation, Martin Luther (1483 - 1546), whole-length standing directed to the left, looking ahead of him, holding a small volume in both hands, wearing dark robes. He is seen in a study with books on the table and window-sill to the left, a swan standing behind him and a large Bible propped vertically on the floor to the right. Luther expressed his controversial opinions in the publication, 'Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences', commonly known as 'The 95 Theses' (1517), which sebsequently led to his excommunication from the catholic Church in 1521.
Ex Collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. CS: Not in.
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