Virgin & Child with the Cat and Snake
Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake is a quiet homely scene of Jesus’s infancy. Pictured at the center of this work as a baby, Jesus is cradled by his adoring mother; the Virgin Mary. Although Rembrandt has illuminated her by a halo, Mary sits humbly on the ground and is preoccupied with fulfilling her protective motherly responsibilities. She righteously tramples the serpent-satan under her foot. To her right, her husband Joseph watches his family by peering through a window.
|Title:||Virgin & Child with the Cat and Snake|
|Medium:||Etching on laid paper|
|Image Size:||3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches|
|Edition:||Probably a c. 1800 impression|
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Item # 5304