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The Virgin and Child with John the Baptist, ca. 1580 - 1629

  • etching, paper
  • 237 x 180 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NI

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The Virgin Mary holds the Christ child on her lap. Christ embraces John the Baptist. The print has a Latin text.


Aegidius II Sadeler RKD
Antwerp 1568 - Prague 1629

Hans I Rottenhammer RKD
Munich 1564 - Augsburg 1625

Title The Virgin and Child with John the Baptist
Date ca. 1580 - 1629
Period 16th century
17th century
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Iohan. Rottenhammer inē. / EG: Sadeler Scap:
inscription reverse, upper left: No (?) 236-5
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-NI
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOHN THE BAPTIST) John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
33A14 embracing each other, kissing Iconclass
41A422 hangings and drapery Iconclass
41C653 fruit Iconclass
47I2133 lamb Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B831 Mary and the Christ-child with John the Baptist (as child) Iconclass
73C113 John the Baptist identifies Christ as the Lamb of God ('Ecce Agnus Dei') (John 1:29, 1:36) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (24)
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