Decoration for a Thesis in Honor of Saint Francis Solano in two parts: the top part with Saint Francis Solano with his arms raised and a sun in his hands with Mount Potosí at right, the lower part with the doctor of the church holding a banner and two putti below

Etching | 26.5 x 37.1cm | 1639

Stefano della Bella

This exceedingly rare print was made for a theological thesis defense that took place in Rome’s Franciscan convent of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in 1639. The event was dedicated to the Spanish jurist and diplomat Buenaventura de Salinas y Córdoba (1592–...
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