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Virgin and Child Worshipped by Saints

Jan Erasmus Quellinus (in c. 1660)

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
Object type Drawing
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (drawing) Height : 413 mm
Width : 293 mm
Makers Draughtsman: Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Accession number MB 5037 (PK)
Credits Legaat / Bequest: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1847
Age maker About 26 years old
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Exhibitions Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck en tijdgenoten (2001)
Material Black chalk > Chalk > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Grey ink > Ink > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Brush > Painter's materials > Tools > Work place, studio, equipment > Work > Utensil
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