An image of The vision of Saint Francis

Cornelis Visscher

(Netherlands 1629 – 1658)

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

(Flanders 1577 – 1640)

The vision of Saint Francis

Other titles:
St Francis receiving the infant Christ
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1655-1660
Media
Print
Medium
engraving and etching
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
Accession number
280.1985