(Netherlands 1629 – 1658)
(Flanders 1577 – 1640)
44.5 x 36.0 cm platemark; 45.3 x 36.8 cm sheet
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.
Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 15.
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006