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Icones Principum Virorum / Adam de Coster

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Adam de Coster

    Title (series)

    • Icones Principum Virorum
  • Description

    Portrait of Adam de Coster, half-length in front of a cloudy sky to left, column base to right, in profile to right but looking at the viewer, with mid-length hair, moustache and beard, wearing a buttoned doublet and ruff, his left arm resting on the column base, his right bent behind his back with his hand turned outward; fifth state with the initials of Gillis Hendricx added; after Anthony van Dyck Engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1630-1645
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 235 millimetres
    • Width: 165 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the portrait, in two lines of Latin:"Adam de Coster. / Pictor Noctivm, Mechliniensis.". Lettered in lower margin with production details: "Ant van Dck pinxit", "Petrus de Iode sculpsit.", "G.H." and "Cum priuilegio".
  • Curator's comments

    For an impression of the second state and comment see R,1a.85

  • Bibliography

    • Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1991 31.V bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 56.V (Van Dyck) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 70 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Portrait of Adam de Coster, HL. 1645. Engraving


Portrait of Adam de Coster, HL. 1645. Engraving

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