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According to an autograph inscription on the back of the sheet, this drawing was made in Venice in 1660. Quellinus ended his visit to Italy there in that year, and then settled in Antwerp. It is probably a design for an altarpiece which was never completed. The correction lower right is striking. Evidently he was not entirely satisfed with the group of fgures with a beggar, so he pasted a new version of it on a small piece of paper on top.
|Title||Virgin and Child Worshipped by Saints|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, brush and grey ink|
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height : 413 mm
Width : 293 mm
Draughtsman: Jan Erasmus Quellinus
|Accession number||MB 5037 (PK)|
|Credits||Legaat / Bequest: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age maker||About 26 years old|
|Collector||Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans|
|Exhibitions|| Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck en tijdgenoten (2001)
|Material||Brush > Painter's materials > Tools > Work place, studio, equipment > Work > Utensil|
|Black chalk > Chalk > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Grey ink > Ink > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Antwerpen 1634 - Mechelen 1715