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The Artist's Wife and Children

A work made of mezzotint on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mezzotint on paper.

Date:

1665/77

Artist:

Wallerant Vaillant
Dutch, 1623-1677

About this artwork

The oldest of five artist brothers, Wallerant Vaillant was a successful Dutch artist who made several portraits of royalty. He frequently used the newly discovered technique of mezzotint, as he has done in this print, in which the surface of a copper plate is entirely roughened by a rocker and then burnished to achieve tonal effects.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Wallerand Vaillant

Title

The Artist's Wife and Children

Origin

Flanders

Date

1665–1677

Medium

Mezzotint on paper

Dimensions

374 × 296 mm

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1938.68

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