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- Recueil Basan
The Virgin and Child with the cat and the snake; the Virgin seated on a mattress cradling the Child with lines radiating from their heads, in a domestic interior before a window, a cat at left, a snake at the Virgin's feet, a man looking in, a fireplace in the right foreground; posthumous third state with white spots along the upper right edge and in the upper left corner shaded over, after two dots have been added in lower right corner, before the chin of the Virgin has been shaded over to appear as dark as the rest of her face; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654 Etching
- Published in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Height: 94 millimetres
- Width: 144 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with Rembrandt's signature and date, in lower centre: "Rembrandt f. 1654".
For the Rembrandt etching see F,4.128
The posthumous additions were possibly made by Pierre François Basan or Henri Louis Basan's workshop.
For comment on the volume, which was published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810, see 1941,0327.11.1
Prints & Drawings
The Virgin and Child in a domestic interior before a window, a cat at left, a snake at the Virgin's feet, a man looking in; late impression, re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1654 Etching
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Object reference number: PPA324758
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