Collection Online
St Francis beneath a tree, praying
drypoint and etching
17.9 × 24.4 cm (sheet, trimmed to platemark)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 107; HInd 292 ii/ii; White & Boon 107 ii/ii; NHD 299 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
printed in ink l.r.: Rembrandt. [illeg.] 1657; over earlier signature: l.r.: Rembrandt f. 1657.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
From the collection of James O. Fairfax AO, Honorary Life Benefactor - Presented through the NGV Foundation by Bridgestar Pty Ltd, 2003
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 E'.a.b. Fleur-de-lis on a crowned shield. The central petal rounded. View into the bottom of the crown . The shield with straight sides, a flat top, and singles horns in the crown. Chain line through the centre of the watermark, the initials PR, double-wired, below. The countermark is WK'.a.
Related watermarks in the NGV collection
The countermark to Strasbourg lily variant E'.a.b is WK'.a and is found in the paper of NGVs Rembrandt impression The Omval.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 1663 (1646. Amsterdam), 1667 (1646, Brussels, printed document); Wibiral 6a-6b; Voorn 23
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
Radiograph taken from