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Lives of the Saints

Die Anachoreten oder heiligen Männer, Frauen und Propheten in ihrem Leben und Wirken nach der Legende schöne und geistriche Compositionen
Geistreiche Gesänge und Lieber auf alle Sonntags-Evangelien und Episteln so in dem Christlichen Jahre

about 1725
Michael Heinrich Rentz (German, 1701–1758), Joseph de Montalegre (German, active first half 18th century)

Place of Publication: Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Nagler, Künstler Lexicon, v. 13, p. 35 [Rentz], no. 5


Overall: 15.4 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm (6 1/16 x 9 1/2 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bound set of 123 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Germany: about 1725) Oblong octavo; 123 leaves; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped brown calf (repaired)

Martyrdoms and events in the lives of saints, interspersed with Biblical illustrations, all within elaborate decorative borders

Germany: about 1725


Many ownership inscriptions on front and rear flyleaves; Miss Aimée Lamb, Boston, by whom given to MFA, December 12, 1957.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb