(b. ca. 1499, Amsterdam, d. ca. 1555, Amsterdam)

Saint Crosspatch

c. 1550
Woodcut, hand-coloured, 229 x 202 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This satirical, hand-coloured woodcut was made after a design by Cornelis Anthonisz. It is a parody in word and image, a parody of a devotional print in which a saint is depicted along with the prayers addressed to him or her. The woman riding on the ass with a halo around her head is a mock saint, not a real one. She is called St Crosspatch.