The Christ Child
François Duquesnoy (Brussels, 1594 - Livorno, 1643)
Such an interpretation of Christ was not too common, even though the Italian Renaissance of the 15th c. introduced the putti into the iconography and their popularity grew steadily over the next centuries. FranŤois Duquesnoy, a Flemish-Italian master, became famous for his charming, chubby putti produced as sculptures or relief compositions. He was one of the last great masters to make such bronze figures.