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Diana at the bath
17.8 × 15.9 cm (plate) 18.0 × 16.1 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 201; Hind 42; White & Boon 201: NHD 89
only state
printed in ink l.r.: RHL. f.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, Governor, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary Year, 1997
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
The Basilisk is a mythical beast that can be described as a giant reptilian, with the form of a lizard or snake, sometimes mixed with bird-like features such as a rooster's beak, eagle-like claws, and scaly wings. The beast is also referred to as a cockatrice. The Basilisk became a symbol of the city of Basel in Switzerland, and is the mark of a Swiss paper. The Crozier is another symbol of Basel, referencing the crook of the Bishop of Basel's staff, seen here below the Basilisk's beak. The Basel Crozier symbol appears on coins of the 11th and 12th centuries in Switzerland. Early seals of the city show symbols of a house or gate and in this watermark the Basilisk perches a claw on top of the roof of a small house below. The general watermark design has been attributed to the Heusler papermaking family in Basel.
Watermark and variant description
Basilisk- variant E.a. Very irregular angular basilisk, with a small house beside it. The basilisk appears to have been attached at right angles to the chain lines.
Chain Line Interval
21-22 mm
Laid Line Frequency
12 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
77 x 5 [17|22|21 I 21 I 2] x 20
Wire Side
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