Last Supper, after Peter Paul Rubens, after Leonardo da Vinci
29.2 cm x 98.6 cm (11 1/2 in. x 38 13/16 in.)
Pieter Claesz Soutman
(active Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1580 - 1657, Haarlem, The Netherlands)
Medium and Support:
Etching on two sheets
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Soutman's plates were often etched, extremely flexible in their drawing, and unusually subtle in their tones. As a result, they wore more quickly than the pure and systematic engravings. For their inherent artistic quality and relative rarity they have always been the most prized prints after Rubens. A late work in pure etching, this is the most spectacular of the five in the Steinberg Collection.