|Artist:||Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)|
|Title:||Andreas Van Ertvelt (Andr&eacute; Van Eertvelt)|
|Image Size:||9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in (24.8 cm x 17.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||10 in x 7 in (25.4 cm x 17.8 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 24 1/2 in x 21 5/8 in (62.2 cm x 54.9 cm)|
|Edition:||A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI), engraved by S.a Bolswert (Bolswert, 1586 - Antwerp, 1659) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641).|
|Signature:||Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck pinxit,' in the lower left; also signed &quot;S.a Bolswert fculp&quot; in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in good condition; backed on laid paper with a small tear in the upper right corner.|
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A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. Van Ertvelt's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck''s refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Van Ertvelt was a Flemish Baroque painter known for his paintings of stormy seas. Van Dyck appropriately depicts him against a background of a tumultuous sea with cloudy skies on the horizon. A small boat to the right keels over as if about to fall under the crashing waves. Ertvelt stands calmly in the foreground in three quarter profile, gazing off into the distance as he holds a piece of parchment.
This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI) engraved by S.a Bolswert (Bolswert 1586 - Antwerp, 1659) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641) as part of his Iconographie series of engraved portraits of famous people at the time. The plate has been marked in the lower left of the plate "Ant. Van Dyck pinxit," and in the lower right "S.a Bolswert fculp." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: ANDREAS VAN ERTVELT | PICTOR TRIREMIVM NAVIVMQVE MAIORVM ANTVERPIÆ.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne I. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Listed as catalogue no. 100 on pg. 163.
2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 100 on pg. 61.
3) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.