QUELLINUS, Artus I
(b. 1609, Antwerpen, d. 1668, Antwerpen)

Andries de Graeff

1661
Marble, height 75 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Artus Quellinus immortalised burgomaster Andries de Graeff (1611-1678) as if he were a Roman consul, an allusion also made in the Latin inscription on the plinth. The bust demonstrates the sculptor's familiarity with the latest development in Italian Baroque sculpture.