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Our Blessed Virgin - Reading Horace! [Feb. 19th, 2008|02:54 am]


I know this is very far-fetched, but maybe someone can at least re-direct me to an appropriate place to ask: Ernst A. Schmidt in his "Zeit und Form. Dichtungen des Horaz" (2002) right at the beginning mentions a picture (1757) by Johan Georg Reusch and Franz Anton Rogg, showing St. Anna teaching young St. Mary to read. The page of Mary's reading book features the following verse: "Odi profanum vulgus et arceo." (Maybe an allusion to her immaculate conception.)

Has anyone seen a reproduction of this picture on the internet or elsewhere?

EDIT: It's from Unterschwarzach bei Wangen. A picture of it by the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg is to be found in [1] Weinreich, Otto: Religionswissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Horaz. Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 51 (1942) 33-74; Kap. IV: "St. Anna und die heilige Maria beim Horazunterricht (zur ersten Römerode)" and in [2] Deutsche Tagespost. Katholische Zeitung für Deutschland, Nr. 153/54 (23 Dec 1993), p. 19. 

cross-posted to latin and art_historians

[User Picture]From: rgortonstudios
2008-02-19 04:18 am (UTC)
you might try abcgallery.com - i'll have to check my art history book, it weighs a ton, so maybe it has something there too- been a couple semesters since i've looked at it
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[User Picture]From: rgortonstudios
2008-02-19 04:31 am (UTC)
Here is a link to various artworks on Mary, http://www.abcgallery.com/virgin.html
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[User Picture]From: vonjunzt
2008-02-19 08:06 am (UTC)
No, but please post a follow-up if you find it -- I'd be interested in seeing that!
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