Brush and brown wash, within black ink framing lines;
made up (probably by Mariette), bottom and right sides;
bears inscription (probably also by Mariette), in brown ink, lower left: Ant. V. Dyck
In terms of handling, this accomplished small study can be compared with a group of drawings illustrating the life of St. Rosalie, which are the studies for a series of engravings by Philip de Mallery, published by Cornelis Galle in 1629. Zirka Filipczak has argued that these drawings are by Van Dyck1, and the inscription on the present work indicates that the great French collector Pierre-Jean Mariette thought the same about this drawing. He also extended the sheet slightly on two sides, in a characteristic "improvement" of the original.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga lived from 1568 until 1591.
1. Z.Z. Filipczak, 'Van Dyck's 'Life of St Rosalie',' The Burlington Magazine, vol. 131, no. 1039, 1989, pp. 693-8
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