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A woman breast feeding her baby in the family's home and workshop; perhaps a comparison to the Holy Family. Engraving by J. Le Bas and P. Martini, 1772, after Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640.
- Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
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1 print : etching with line engraving ; image 19.2 x 17.1 cm
La Sainte famille. Peint par Rembrandt en 1640. Gravé à l'eau-forte par Martini. Terminé au burin par Le Bas en 1772.
Said to be one of the prints in which the engraver Le Bas named himself as a member of the "Académie de Peinture, Sculpture et Gravure", in which "Gravure" was unofficial and contested (Print quarterly, 2008, 25: 286), though this form of signature is absent from the trimmed impression catalogued
Wellcome Library no. 17426i
"Du cabinet de Mgr. Le Duc de Praslin. Grandeur de 15 pouces £ suv 13."
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