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Icones Principum Virorum / Guilielmus de Vos

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Guilielmus de Vos

    Title (series)

    • Icones Principum Virorum
  • Description

    Portrait of Willem de Vos, half-length facing the viewer, wearing a high collar, buttoned doublet and cloak, with moustache and beard, his left hand resting on the cloak at the level of his stomach, his right hand perched in his side; sixth state with initials of Gillis Hendricx erased Etching and engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1630-1641
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the portrait, in two lines of Latin: "Gvilielmvs de Vos. / Antverpiæ Pictor Hvmanarvm Figvrarvm."
        Lettered in lower margin with production details: "Ant. van Dÿck fecit aqua forti", and "S. a Bolswert sculpsit.". Inscribed in pen at ink in top right corner: "65".
  • Curator's comments

    For a unique touched impression of the first state and comment see 1855,0214.73.
    New Hollstein describes seven states but the two impressions at the British Museum described as seventh state (this one and 1935,1213.1.87) do not show the modifications described in the seventh state and could also be sixth state.


  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 14.VI (Van Dyck) bibliographic details
    • Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1991 15.VI bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Portrait of Willem de Vos, HL. 1645. Etching and engraving


Portrait of Willem de Vos, HL. 1645. Etching and engraving

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