The boy is reading, there is a book at his feet in which he was drawing a cast of the Christ Child from Michelangelo's statue of the Virgin and Child, known as 'The Bruges Madonna'.
A Boy Seated Drawing by Wallerant Vaillant, c. 18th century
© National Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 128 x 102 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Mr & Mrs J G Lousada through The Art Fund
One of thirteen gifts to five museums by J G Lousada through the Art Fund between 1921 and 1939.