ST. ROBERT SOUTHWELL
PRINT by DANIEL MITSUI
Robert Southwell was English priest of the Society of Jesus, a renowned poet and hymnodist, and a martyr of the English reformation. He was arrested in 1592, tortured, convicted of treason, and handged at Tyburn. He is honored as one of the Forty Martyr of England and Wales.
My drawing includes references both to St. Robert’s martyrdom and his verse. The Tyburn gallows appear behind the saint, and a rope surrounds his halo. Four lines from his poem Life in But Losse are included:
Who would not die to kill all murdringe greives?
Or who would live in never-dyinge feares?
Who would not wish his treasure safe from theeves,
And quite his hart from pangues, his eyes from teares?
The print is based on my ink drawings. It is about one and a half times larger than the originals.
Dimensions: 8" × 11"
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