Madonna and Child


Cornelius Schut (1597-1655), Madonna and Child, etching, c. 1650, [signed lower left in the plate]. Reference:  Hollstein 35. In very good condition, trimmed just outside of the borderline (but possibly on or inside the platemark) all around, on laid paper, 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.

Provenance: ex Collection Thomas Graff (Lugt 1092a, with his stamp verso)

A very good impression.

Schut, born in Antwerp, is closely associated with his teacher Rubens. Discussing the Rubens school Arthur Hind wrote (in his History of Engraving and Etching) that “works of a similar type [to Rubens], combining breadth of style with a light and open manner of etching, are best represented in Rubens’s pupil Cornelius Schut.”