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- Series: Icones Principum Virorum
Portrait of Abbé Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, half-length in front of a swagged curtain, looking towards the viewer, wearing abbots' dress, his left hand in a pointing gesture, his right off frame to the left; second state before letters; after Anthony van Dyck
Engraving with touches of black chalk
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Height: 255 millimetres
Width: 182 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For impressions of later states see R,1a.303; R,1a.302; 1929,0516.13; 1929,0516.14; E,1a.305; 1863,0509.848; 1875,0710.4035 and 1935,1213.1.33. For comment on Van Dyck's Iconography see R,1b.47.
The copper-plate is kept in the Chalcographie, Musée du Louvre, inv.no.2417.
The portrait is based on Van Dyck's painting, now kept in the National Gallery, London, inv.no.6575, see S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar and H. Vey, 'Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings', Yale & London, 2004, cat.no.III.126. See also another version of the portrait now in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, inv.no.405.
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