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Title

The vision of Saint Francis

1655-1660


Artists

Cornelis Visscher

Netherlands

1629 - 1658

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Flanders

1577 - 1640


About

Although he never made engravings himself, Rubens clearly understood the benefits to be garnered through printmaking, both for his reputation and his income. He employed highly accomplished engravers to reproduce his paintings, closely supervising their work at every stage. Cornelis de Visscher was one of the most important and prolific engravers of the Rubens school, despite his short lifetime. The model painting for this print is in the Capuchin Church of St Anthony at Antwerp.


Details


Other Title

St Francis receiving the infant Christ


Date

1655-1660


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving and etching


Edition

iv of 4 states


Dimensions

44.5 x 36.0 cm platemark; 45.3 x 36.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

280.1985


Artist information

Cornelis Visscher

Works in the collection

5

Artist information

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 15.