Old Master Prints

The miraculous draught of fishes after Peter Paul Rubens


The miraculous draught of fishes; with seven apostles, one of them down, Christ standing on the boat; after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1638 Engraving

Height: 557 mm x Width: 840 mm

Lettered : Impleverunt ambas naviculas, ita ut poene mergerentur. Quod cum videret Simon Petrus, procidit ad genua Jesu dicem. exj a me, quia homo peccator sum domine. stupor enim circumdederat eum. Luca 5°

After the painting by Rubens in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, inv.no.234 (Rooses 253); which was until 1794 part of the polyptych 'The Miraculous Draught of Fishes' in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk in Mechelen. The upper part (a triptych) has been returned to the church in 1816.