[Child Christ defeating the demon.]Per mortem destrucit eum qui babebat mortis imperium, id est, diabolum. Hebr. 2.
a Paris chez P. Drevet rue St jâque à l'Annonciation.
Engraving. Sheet 435 x 530mm (17¼ x 20¾"). Trimmed within platemark, horizontal centre fold. Occasional foxing.
Christ stabbing the dragon-devil with the heel of his crozier, his right hand raised in the sign of the benediction. Around them are the heads and wings of the cherubim. The print was engraved by Gérard Edelinck after Daniel Hallé and published by Pierre Drevet. Pencil mss. on the reverse notes this as a frontispiece to the Bible's Epistles to the Hebrews: the quote comes from Hebrews 2 and means 'through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil'.
BM: X,6.4. Robert Dumesnil VII 186-16 Undescribed State.
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