Plate for 'Virgin and Child with Cat and Snake' by Rembrandt

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.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Etched copper Dimensions: 10 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,500 ( Total: £38,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Artemis Fine Arts

Provenance

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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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