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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Cornelis Visscher

    Works in the collection

    5

    Artist information
    after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Cornelis Visscher

See all 5 works

Other works by after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

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