Portrait of a Boy with a Falcon

Wallerant Vaillant Flemish

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A native of Lille, Vaillant trained in Antwerp and by the mid-1650s was well established as a portraitist in Amsterdam. The artist is also known as a pioneer of mezzotint engraving. In Dutch and Flemish portraits, falcons usually refer to hunting as an aristocratic sport.

Portrait of a Boy with a Falcon, Wallerant Vaillant (Flemish, Lille 1623–1677 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas

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