Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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St. Francis Receiving the Infant Jesus,

Graphite and umber pencil drawing on wove paper

Dimensions (Image): 372 x 268 mm (14.6 x 10.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 433 x 329 mm (17 x 13 in.)

Watermark: J. Whatman

Accession number: 1943.D1.143.1a

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1943

Bibliography: This is the original drawing for the engraving, van Huffel 142.

Work Type: drawing

Related Works: The engraver’s drawing reproduces the figures of St. Francis and the infant Christ as they appeared in Rubens’s painting of this subject in St. Anthony’s Church in Antwerp. The model for this drawing, which was in Josi’s collection in Amsterdam, although possibly by Rubens, is probably by M. Lasne who was an engraver and etcher (ca. 1590–1667).

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