Young Draughtsman

Wallerant Vaillant - engraver

Wallerant Vaillant - engraver - Young Draughtsman
Although Vaillant specialized in portraiture as a painter, several illusive still lifes are also known, as is a signed painting of an art studio apprentice (housed in a museum in Lille, France). While the displayed print does not reproduce this canvas, it does share its main features - in both, a young man in the studio draws after a copy of the admired sculpture of the Farnese Hercules.
measurements: height 326 mm
width 304 mm
in collections:
material: paper
technique: mezzotint, second state
inventory number: R 79446
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings