[Boy seated and reading a volume in a studio in front of a cast of the Christ-child after Michelangelo.]
Mezzotint, a later impression on wove paper, 275 x 215mm. 10¾ x 8½".
By Wallerant Vaillant (1623 - 1677), after his painting, of which two versions are known. One is in the National Gallery, London (inv. 3591) and the other in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. RF 2562). The plaster cast is after Michelangelo's 'Virgin and Child' in Bruges Cathedral. Vaillant was one of the first artists to engrave in mezzotint.
[Ref: 16244] £160.00