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Christ Presented to the People: oblong plate

Christ Presented to the People: oblong plate

drypoint and plate-tone
35.8 × 45.6 cm (plate) 36.1 × 45.9 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 76; Hind 271 iv/vii; White & Boon 76 v/viii; NHD 290 v/viii
5th of 8 states
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1940
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
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 A.4WR.c.a. 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 three-petalled flowers. The shield has side scrolls. Initials 4WR.
Additional notes
This example includes the monogram 'WR' below the shield and refers to the papermill of Wendelin Richel or Rihel, a printer and papermaker from Strasbourg in the 16th century.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 1780 (1680, London); Churchill 401 (1625); Wibiral 7b (1660).