Bernard Vaillant

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Pastel portrait of Christiaan Huygens, located in Hofwijck museum.

Bernard Vaillant (1632, Lille – 1698, Leiden), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he accompanied his older brother Wallerant Vaillant on all of his travels.[1] He moved to Rotterdam to become deacon of the Walloon church there, but died unexpectedly in Leiden.[1]

According to the RKD he was the younger half-brother of the painter Wallerant Vaillant.[2] In 1670 he became betrothed to Agneta Menton and lived on the Fluwelen Burgwal in Amsterdam.[2] He is also registered as living in Paris and Rotterdam.[2] He is known for engraved portraits, but also portraits in oils and pastels.[2]


  1. ^ a b (in Dutch) Bernard Vaillant Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c d Bernard Vaillant in the RKD