Plate 11: The Arch of the Portuguese: Rear Face; two-tiered structure with a portal surmounted with the coat-of arms of Portugal and framed by Corinthian columns flanked by narrow wings; the large painting on upper central tympanum depicts the victorious Ferdinand mounted on horseback followed by Victory; before him the personification of Antwerp kneels in welcome; along balustrade are armed children riding dolphins, flanked by the figures of Hope and Public Security ('Securitas Publica'); above two winged female personifications bear the coat-of-arms of Portugal and support an escutcheon at centre; the royal portraits in the lower niches flanking archway represent the Portuguese kings Alphonso I and John I; after Ludovicus Nonnius; unsigned; illustration for Gaspar Gevaerts' "Pompa Introitus" (Antwerp, 1641) Etching
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