Collection Online
The Death of the Virgin
etching and drypoint
39.3 × 31.2 cm (image) 40.1 × 31.7 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark at lower edge)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 99; Hind 161 iv/iv; White & Boon 99 iii/iii, reworked; NHD 173 iv/v
4th of 5 states
printed in ink l.l..: Rembrandt f. 1639.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1933
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Fleur de lis
The Fleur-de-lis depicts a lily or European iris and was used as a watermark motif as early as 1285. The Fleur-de-lis mark was used in Italian and French papers originally, after which German papermakers also adopted the motif. Although the motif became a common watermark used by many papermakers, and sometimes used as a countermark, the Fleur-de-lis has strong connections to France as the symbol was incorporated as part of the Ancient Arms of France from the late 13th century.
Watermark and variant description
Fleur de lis - variant B.a. Three-petalled lily, the central petal divided vertically. No shield.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 1534 (1700, London, from set of maps); Briquet 1640 (1438) and 7017 (1588)
Chain Line Interval
29-30 mm
Laid Line Frequency
10 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
64 x 21 [7|30|7] x 22
Wire Side
Radiograph taken from