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.

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.




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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