Two people watching over the cradle of a sleeping baby at night. Aquatint after Rembrandt van Rijn, 1644.

  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
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About this work


The Riksmuseum catalogue describes the subject as The Blessed Virgin Mary reading a book, St Anne holding a rope (to rock the cradle from side to side?), the Christ Child asleep in the cradle, and St Joseph working under the stairs on the left of the painting (on the right of the print)

Physical description

1 print : aquatint ; platemark 21.5 x 23.5 cm


proof before letters.


Wellcome Collection 17579i

Reproduction note

After: a painting by Rembrandt dated 1644, in the reverse direction to the print, formerly at Downton Castle (property of A.R. Boughton Knight), and subsequently in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


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