Sleeping Child, Artus Quellinus, c. 1640 - c. 1650

Sleeping Child, Artus Quellinus, c. 1640 - c. 1650

ivory, h 7.1cm × w 11.9cm × d 7.9cm. More details

Quellinus had been a pupil in Rome of the Flemish sculptor François du Quesnoy, who was renowned for his lifelike figures of children. Quellinus based this ivory directly on one of his master’s ideas. He probably made the piece shortly after returning to his native Antwerp.

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