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Object: Nicolaus Rockox
Series: Icones Principum Virorum
Portrait of Nicholas Rockox, bust-length, turned to right; wearing a doublet and white ruff; within a lettered oval with a coat of arms in a cartouche between a broken arch pediment above the portrait, and with a lettered tablet below; second state with Pontius as publisher; after Anthony van Dyck
- Production date
Height: 260 millimetres
Width: 176 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For another impression of the second state see O,5.34, for impressions of later states see R,1a.262; 1891,0414.1009; 1863,0509.928; and 1935,1213.1.36.
The copper-plate is kept in the Chalcographie, Musée du Louvre, inv.no.2414. The portrait is probably based on Van Dyck's drawing, now kept in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, inv.no.906421, (Vey 193; C. White and C. Crawley, 'The Dutch and Flemish Drawings of the XV to XIX Centuries in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle', Cambridge 1994, cat. 354). A tondo grisaille is in a private collection and another grisaille in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg. No fully worked up portraits of the sitter relating to this print are described in S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar and H. Vey, 'Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings', Yale & London, 2004.
The format of the print differs from others in the Iconography. The plate was nevertheless published by Gillis Hendricx and it is plausible that it was used as a tailpiece. For comment on Van Dyck's Iconography see R,1b.47.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- for the argument that this probably comes from Cracherode, see R,1a.1
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