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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Niccolo Vanni, active 1750–1770, Italian
after Domenichino Zampieri, 1581–1641, Italian
Title:

St. Nil

Additional Title(s):

S. Nilus a D. N. I. C.

St. Nil before Our Lord Jesus Christ

Saint Nil

Date:
1762
Medium:
Etching on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 9/16 x 12 15/16 inches (49.7 x 32.8 cm), Plate: 17 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches (45.4 x 25.3 cm), and Image: 16 7/16 x 8 15/16 inches (41.8 x 22.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "(IR31/278) Iner 1964"

Lettered, upper right: "II."; lower left: "Dom. Zampieri pinx."; lower center: "S. Nilus a D. N. I. C. Crucifixo ipsi apparente benedicitur, et ab impuris tenta= | tionibus prorsus liberatur | N. Vanni del."; lower right: "F. Bartolozzi Sc."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.538
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | blessing | Christianity | cloak | costume | cross (motif) | crucifix | death | gesture | halos | kneeling | nails | portrait | prayer | praying | religious and mythological subject | religious symbolism | robe | saint | St. Nil (c. 1433-1508) | trees | worship
Associated People:
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40645
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