Title page (?) drawn on the occasion of a first communion, depicting Christ surrounded by children

Inventory number: CVH 524
Bollaert & Moortgat

In the centre of the sheet is the depiction of Christ surrounded by children and a few adults; Christ is sitting in the square in front of a temple. The scene is framed by a fine flower border and by a wider strip on which decorative motifs overlap one another; in the upper centre floats an angel in an oval medallion, holding a banderole; in two medallions, on the left and right, is the dedication of the drawing; on the lower left is a putto with a cross on his shoulder and on the right is a putto holding nails and a chalice; in a medallion in the bottom centre are three putti, arranging flowers, a garland and a sacrifice on a small altar.






Black and brown ink on paper


250 x 201 mm


Plantin-Moretus-Museum, Antwerp