Saint Bernard of Clairvaux kneeling before the Virgin and Christ Child. Colour etching by A. Scacciati, 1766, after G.B. Poccetti.

  • Poccetti, Bernardino, 1548-1612.
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[1766]
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3310i
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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux kneeling before the Virgin and Christ Child. Colour etching by A. Scacciati, 1766, after G.B. Poccetti. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The subject is the "Lactatio Bernardi", the squirting of the Virgin's breast-milk on to the saint. A crozier lies on the floor. In the left background, two monks standing by a balustrade gesticulate towards Bernard

Publication/Creation

[Florence], [1766]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with sulphur tone

Lettering

Ber. Pocetti inv. e del. Scacciati incid.

References note

R. Weigel, Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen, Leipzig: R. Weigel, 1865, p. 507, no. 6037 ("Die heilige Jungfrau mit dem Kinde erscheint dem Heiligen Bernhard. Scacciati, Disegni originali 58")

Reference

Wellcome Collection 3310i

Reproduction note

After a drawing in the Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence, inventory no. D 209 (red chalk, 23.2 x 19 cm)

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