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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 605

    Wallerant Vaillant (Lille 1623-1677 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length

    Price Realised  

    Wallerant Vaillant (Lille 1623-1677 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length
    signed and dated 'W. Vaillant fe. 1658'
    black and white chalk, stumping
    23 x 17 7/8 in. (58.5 x 45.4 cm.)


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    In 1658 Vaillant executed a series of eighteen portraits of personages who attended the election of the Emperor Leopold in Frankfurt. The sitter in the present drawing has not been identified. For other portraits in this series, see Christie's, London, 2 July 1991, lot 145 and 7 July 1992, lots 89 and 90.

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