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Saint Jerome under the pollard willow
etching and drypoint
18.0 × 13.3 cm (image and plate) 18.5 × 13.8 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 103; Hind 232 ii/ii; White & Boon 103 ii/ii; NHD 244 iv/iv
4th of 4 states
printed in ink l.c.: Rembrandt f 1648
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Collection of James O Fairfax AC. Presented by Bridgestar Pty Ltd through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Strasbourg lily
The Strasbourg lily watermark shows a shield with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown. There are many variants of the Strasbourg lily motif used by papermakers in Strasbourg, and some variants have also been connected to South-West France from the mid-17th century onward.
Watermark and variant description
Strasbourg lily- variant B.c.b. Fleur-de-lis on a crowded shield. The central petal rounded. The crown has three bands, the central one being the broadest. Double horns flank the crown, on which there is a complex fleur-de-lis and leaves. Beside the horns are multi-petal flowers. The shield has side scrolls. A chain line does not go through the centre of the watermark.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 1780 (1680, London); Churchill 401 (1625); Wibiral 7b (1660).
Chain Line Interval
23-26 mm
Laid Line Frequency
11 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
127 x 1 [22|22|21] x 5
Wire Side
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