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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R,6.248

  • Description

    Portrait of René Descartes, half-length to left, wearing a black cloak with white collar, holding his hat; second state with publisher's address; after Frans Hals
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1650 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 316 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 228 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in top margin: "NATVS HAGÆ TVRONVM PRIDIE CAL. APR. 1596. DENATVS HOLMIÆ CAL. FEB. 1650.".
        Lettered in lower margin, with production details and four lines of Latin verses: "RENATUS DESCARTES, NOBILIS GALLUS, PERRONI DOMINUS, SUMMUS MATHEMATICUS & PHILOSOPHUS" and "Talis erat vultu NATVRÆ FILIVS: unus / ... / Miraclum reliquum solus in orbe fuit." and "F. Hals pinxit" and "I. Suÿderhoeff sculpsit" and "P. Goos excudit.".
  • Curator's comments

    This is second state, for an impression of first state see 1868,0822.647.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 65 (after Frans Hals) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 74.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1799

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    R,6.248

Portrait of René Descartes, half-length to left, wearing a black cloak with white collar, holding his hat; second state with publisher's address; after Frans Hals  Engraving

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Portrait of René Descartes, half-length to left, wearing a black cloak with white collar, holding his hat; second state with publisher's address; after Frans Hals Engraving

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