Bernard Vaillant (Dutch, 1632 – 1698)
DimensionsSheet : 10 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (26.04 x 21.91 cm)
Plate : 8 7/8 x 7 in. (22.54 x 17.78 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelBernard Vaillant was the younger brother of Wallerant Vaillant, with whom he frequently traveled and worked. Like Wallerant, Bernard lived in Amsterdam and was known primarily as a portraitist. For this image of Saint Peter, Vaillant used mezzotint shading techniques to dramatically emphasize the saint’s religious passion.