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(Fasting.) Penitent in paltry cell. Besides him water jug, but also scourge and hair-shirt. Engraving. (1679.) 3⅜ × 2⅜ in (8.5 × 5.9 cm).

Work by an anonymous engraver – signing otherwise as “Stich fecit”, but such one not provable here – for a catechism of Petrus Canisius SJ, Cologne 1679. – On the back engraving “(Praying)”.

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