Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

The Immaculate Conception: the Virgin Mary descending to earth and triumphing over the serpent; underneath figures from the Old Testament bound by the serpent and chains of sin. Engraving by Philippe Thomassin after Giorgio Vasari.

  • Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574.
[ca. 1612]
  • Pictures

Selected images from this work

About this work


[Rome] : [Philippe Thomassin], [ca. 1612]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 51 x 36.5 cm


Mors et Vita. Sicut per unum hominem peccatum in hunc mundum intravit, et per peccatum mors ... ad. Rom.5. Inimicitias ponam inter te, et mulierem, et semen tuum, et semen illius; ipsa conteret caput tuum, et tu insidiaberis calcaneo eius. Gen. Cap.3. Per Ill.tri ac admodum excell.ti viro D. Alexandro Gambalonghio Patritio Ariminesse omnum virtutum genere ornato; earumdemque cultori et amatori ferventissimo... Philippus Thomassinus humill.s s.s dat, donat, dicatque. Georgius Vasarius inven. Phls. Thomassinus sculpsit et excudit cum privil. summi Pontificis, et supior licentia

References note

J. Gabbarelli, 'Philippe Thomassin and Giulio Mancini's art collection', Print quarterly, 2015, 32: 379-394 (pp. 384-387)


Wellcome Library no. 34302i

Reproduction note

Derived from a painting in the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence, which has an arched top as in this print: other known versions of the painting are rectangular



  • Latin

Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link