CODDE, Pieter
(b. 1599, Amsterdam, d. 1678, Amsterdam)

The Young Draughtsman

c. 1630
Oil on panel, 28 x 37 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

In 17th-century Dutch painting there are various paintings of children drawing, for instance, mostly from plaster models. It is possible that painters of these works, an example being shown in this picture, wanted to stress the importance of drawing in an artist's training.