An image of The ecstacy of Saint Ignatius

Claude Mellan

(France 1598 – 1688)

The ecstacy of Saint Ignatius

Location
Not on display
Further information

Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born in the Castle of Loyola and brought up to be a soldier. In 1522 he spent a period in prayer and penance at Manresa, close to the famous abbey of Montserrat, where he composed his 'Spiritual Exercises'. In 1537 on his path to Rome, Ignatius saw a vision of Christ carrying the Cross and heard the words 'Ego vobis Romae propitius ero' (I will be favourable to you at Rome). There he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1540. Ignatius was canonized in 1622.

Year
17th century
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
43.4 x 28.8 cm image
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "... / C.Mellan ...". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1987
Accession number
529.1987