Opera

Creator

Date

1682

Identifier

De Beer Ed 1682 C

Type

Publisher

[Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre]

Abstract

The sheet from the large format Cyprian in Pepys collection at Magdelene College, Cambridge is described by Pepys as a ‘frontispiece'. It is listed as no. 201 in Catalogue of the Pepys Library, Vol. III Prints and Drawings (1980). This Special Collections' copy shows a glade in a wood, with soldiers and civilians; in the foreground St Cyprian stands blindfolded with hands in prayer; behind, a warrior prepares to strike him with a sword; above, Fame, in an oval ray of light, extends a laurel wreath.’ Drawn by Wilhelm Sonmans, the image was engraved by Michael Burghers (c.1647–1727), a Dutch artist who lived in England. 

Files

Cabinet 5-cyprian.jpg

Citation

Cyprian, “Opera,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 8, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10673.