St Nicholas, Cornelis Anthonisz., 1538 - 1542

St Nicholas, Cornelis Anthonisz., 1538 - 1542

paper, h 414mm × w 340mm. More details

To meet the increasing demand for images of Saint Nicholas, the publisher Barent Koene took a damaged 16th-century woodblock with a portrait of Emperor Charles v and had it reprinted with the name of the saint on top. The emperor’s original headdress, a beret with a feather, was transformed by a well-aimed swipe of red ink into a sort of nightcap, and there you have your kindly saint.

Collections with this work

Taaitaai Pepernoten Speculaas…

yvonne klop

November 20 2016 - 51 works 96 1



October 8 2016 - 30 works 0 0


Ria Smith

November 24 2016 - 10 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work