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Saint Christopher

A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1665/77

Artist:

Wallerant Vaillant (Dutch, 1623-1677)
after Cornelis van Poelenburch (Dutch, 1594/95-1667)
after Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578-1610)

About this artwork

Wallerant Vaillant served as Prince Rupert’s artistic collaborator beginning in 1658. He produced his own mezzotints after several of Rupert’s compositions, including the Standard Bearer. Vaillant’s introspective Saint Christopher glows ever brighter with the burnished addition of stars in the sky above the saint carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. The Art Institute of Chicago collection also includes a working proof impression of this print, which contains soft diagonal lines that are are remnants of the preliminary rocking stage during the plate’s preparation.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Wallerand Vaillant

Title

Saint Christopher

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1665–1677

Medium

Mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

169 × 219 mm (image/plate)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1967.34b

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