Wallerant VAILLANT (Lille 1623 - Amsterdam 1677)
Portrait of a Man, Wearing an Embroidered Collar over Armour
Black chalk and stumping, with highlights in white chalk, on blue paper.
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.
Signed and dated Vaillant f./ 1649 in black chalk at the upper left.
417 x 360 mm. (16 3/8 x 14 1/8 in.)
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.
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 4 July 1978, lot 107).