Description & Technical information

The sheet made up with strips at the top, left and right edges, and with some made up areas at the bottom edge. Laid down.

Although best known for his work as a printmaker, Wallerant Vaillant also produced paintings and portrait drawings in black and white chalks, of which the present sheet, dated 1649, is a fine example. 

Date:  1649
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  The Netherlands
Medium: Black chalk, Stumping, On blue paper, Highlights in white chalk
Signature: Signed and dated Vaillant f./ 1649 in black chalk at the upper left.

Dimensions: 41.7 x 36 cm (16³/₈ x 14¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 4 July 1978, lot 107).

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints