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- Series: Icones Principum Virorum
Portrait of Jan Baptist de Wael, half-length turned to the left but looking towards the viewer; with short hair, moustache and beard, wearing a skullcap, frilled ruff and buttoned doublet, his left hand resting at the level of his stomach; second state with the arm burnished out, and the engraved background added, before the lettering
Etching and engraving
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Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 177 millimetres
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- For other impressions of the second state see 1847,1009.97; 1973,U.731; and 1895,0915.407; for impressions of later states see 1927,0518.62; 1866,1013.1024; R,1b.113; 1863,0509.926; and 1935,1213.1.63. For comment on Van Dyck's Iconography see R,1b.47. In the second state New Hollstein does not distinguish between impressions with the superimposed arm and impressions made after the arm was burnished.
The copper-plate is kept in the Chalcographie, Musée du Louvre, inv.no.2315. The portrait is based on Van Dyck's painting, now kept in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, inv.no.596; in S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar and H. Vey, 'Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings', Yale & London, 2004, cat. no. III.140. See also a preparatory drawing in the Rothschild Cabinet, Musée du Louvre, Paris (Vey 248). A unique first state before the engraved background is in the Cabinet Edmond de Rothschild.
See also 1872,1012.4168 for the engraving by Adriaan Lommelin (New Hollstein 176).
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