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After Wallerant Vaillant: 'A Boy seated Drawing'

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The boy is reading, having put down the book at his feet in which he was drawing a cast of the Christ Child from Michelangelo's statue of the Virgin and Child (Bruges, Notre Dame), known as 'The Bruges Madonna'.

Vaillant depicted the theme of a young artist sketching on several occasions. This is probably an early copy of a painting by Vaillant in the Louvre (Paris), although the attribution of the Louvre painting to Vaillant has been questioned.

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