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- Series: Icones Principum Virorum
Portrait of Joos de Momper, half-length in front of a rocky overhang, turned to the right but looking towards the viewer; with short hair, moustache and beard, wearing a collar, buttoned doublet and cloak, his gloved right hand gesturing behind him at the level of his chest; first state before all lettering, pure etching with prominent scratches
- Production date
Height: 242 millimetres
Width: 155 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For another impression of the first state see 1895,0915.397; for impressions of later states see R,1a.205; 1866,1013.1006; 1866,1013.1005; and 1935,1213.1.73; for comment on Anthony van Dyck's Iconography portrait series see R,1b.47.
The copper-plate is kept in the Chalcographie, Musée du Louvre, inv.no.2309. No related work by Van Dyck known. Lucas Vorsterman made a similar print of the same sitter (New Hollstein 76), for an impression and comment see R,1a.203.; for a discussion of both print's origin see C. Depauw and G. Luijten, 'Anthony van Dyck as a printmaker', Rizzoli, New York, 1999, cat.no.10. For a drawn copy by Thomas Worlidge, dated 1743, see Gg,1.500.
This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', Third Series Part IV (Specimens of Etching by Flemish Masters 1520-1650), Published by the Trustees, in 1910 where it was number XX and described there as 'Antony Van Dyck. Portrait of Josse de Momper: first state.'; see 1910,0523.8.20 (Shelfmark 245*.b.33).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- for the argument that this probably comes from Cracherode, see R,1a.1
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