Saint Martin with his Horse on a Ship

Saint Martin with his Horse on a Ship

c. 1561

Johannes I van Doetecum

(d. 1605)

Lucas van Doetecum

(active 1554-1572)

after Hieronymus Bosch

(Netherlandish, 1440-1516)

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 33.8 x 42.7 cm (13 5/16 x 16 13/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 2020.99

Location

Did you know?

The artist of this boisterous scene combined a saint’s charitable act with all manner of excessive behaviors that takes place in a contemporary coastal city much like that where the print was made.

Description

During the 16th century, November 11 brought the feast day of Saint Martin in Northern Europe, accompanied by boisterous parties and drinking “St. Martin’s wine.” This print depicts one such feast gone awry, with the sins of gluttony, greed, and sloth on full display among the crowd of beggars and devils who fight for their chance at the wine, or for no apparent reason. In the center of the scene, Saint Martin stands ready to divide his cloak in order to share it with a beggar, the single act of charity in the scene.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.