Rembrandt based his print of the `Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake' on a Mantegna engraving showing the Virgin symbolically vanquishing sin by crushing a snake (representing Satan) under her foot.
Plate for 'Virgin and Child with Cat and Snake' by Rembrandt, 1654
© V&A Picture Library
- Etched copper Dimensions: 10 x 14 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,500 ( Total: £38,000)
- Acquired in:
- Artemis Fine Arts
Clement de Jonge 1679; Pieter de Haan; Pierre Francois Basan 1786; Auguste Jean; his widow; Auguste Bernard; Michael Bernard; Alvin Beaumont 1906; Robert Lee Humher 1938; with Artemis/David carritt Ltd.