The Fishers for Souls was painted in 1614 by Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne depicting the European religious climate as Comenius was entering the ministry.
Catholics and Protestants are fiercely competing for the souls of the people. A river divides the Protestants on the left from the Catholics on the right. Standing on the left bank are James I of England and Prince Maurice, son of the Prince of Orange, Holland. On the right bank are the Catholic Archduke, Albert of Austria, and his wife Isabella.
The rainbow symbolizes a temporary truce...Read More