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Monday 19 February 2024

Charles Waltner’s etching with drypoint, “Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death”, 1870–79, after Rubens

Charles Waltner (aka Charles Albert Waltner) (1846–1925)

“Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death” (aka “Le Christ Triomphe du Péché et de la Mort”; “The Glorification of the Eucharist”), 1870–79, after Peter Paul Rubens’ (aka Petrus Paulus Rubenius) (1577–1640) painting, “The Glorification of the Eucharist”, c.1630–32, printed in Paris by Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894) and published in the art periodical, “L'Art”.

Etching with drypoint on fine laid paper and wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 43.1 x 28.5 cm; (plate) 29.5 x 19.5 cm; (image borderline) 26.2 x 17.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline along the lower edge: (left) “Ru[b]e[n]s pxit”; (right) “Walt[n]er d […]”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “P. P. Rubens pinx./ L'Art.”; (centre) “LE CHRIST TRIOMPHE DU PÉCHÉ ET DE LA MORT/ (Cabinet de S. M. Leopold II, Roi des Belges.)”; (right) “Ch Waltner sc/ Imp. A. Salmon”.

Beraldi 28 (Henri Beraldi 1892, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Cherrier–Dien”, vol. 12, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 261, cat. no. 28 [“Reproductions d'après les maîtres anciens”]).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death; Christ holding a standard and a chalice, trampling a snake coiled around a globe, and a skeleton; four men surround him; God and angels above; within arch; published in 'L'Art'” (

See also the description of this print offered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with wide margins in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this magnificent impression by one of the major reproductive etchers of the nineteenth century, for the total cost of AU$209 (currently US$136.43/EUR126.70/GBP108.40 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this fluidly executed etching after Ruben’s oil sketch for what the MET explains is a design for “an altarpiece ensemble in the church of the Calced Carmelites in Antwerp” featuring “columns and upper corners of the panel …[offering] the patron a choice of architectural motifs” (see, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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