[The Risen Christ]
Etching, sheet 195 x 155mm (7¾ x 6"). Trimmed inside platemark; creasing;
Christ rising from the tomb, by Flemish painter and etcher Cornelis Schut (1597 - 1655), who worked in Italy during the 1620s, adopting the High Baroque style exemplified by artists such as Pietro da Cortona. After returning to Antwerp, he worked for Rubens, although his work generally has little in common with Rubens'. His skill in interpreting the themes of the Counter-Reformation led to various church and monastery commissions in what is now Belgium. A skilled printmaker, he also etched some two hundred plates.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34673] £75.00