Anthony van Dyck, Antonis Cornelissen (Antoine Cornelissen), c. 1641

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Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title: Antonis Cornelissen (Antoine Cornelissen), c. 1641
Medium: Original Engraving
Image Size: 9 1/4 in x 6 in (23.5 cm x 15.2 cm)
Sheet Size: 9 1/4 in x 6 in (23.5 cm x 15.2 cm)
Framed Size: 23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition: A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State V (of X) before the Giles Hendrickx edition, engraved by Lucas Vorsterman (Zaltbommel, 1595 - Antwerp, 1675) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641).
Signature: Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck pinxcit', in the lower left; also signed "Vorsterman fculp" in the lower left.
Condition: This work is in very good condition.
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ID # w-3623

A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. Cornelissen'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 Dyck depicts Cornelissen in a nearly frontal view against a simple background. He utilizes strong horizontal lines and bold tonal contrasts to convey the exquisite folds in Cornelissen's garment. Cornelissen stands with one arm raised at his side, regally gazing off into the distance, a man of power.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State V (of X) before the Giles Hendrickx edition, engraved by Lucas Vorsterman (Zaltbommel, 1595 - Antwerp, 1675) 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 pinxcit," and beneath that "Vorsterman fculp" and in the lower right of the plate "Cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: ANTONIVS CORNELISSEN | PICTORIAE ARTIS AMATOR ANTVERPIAE.

 

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

1) Newbolt, Frank. Etchings of Van Dyck, Ballantyne Press: London. Listed as cat. XI.

2) Hind, Arthur. Van Dyck: His Original Etchings and His Iconography, Houghton Mifflin: New York, 1915. Listed on pg. 76.

3) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne I. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Listed as catalogue no. 3 on pg. 104.

4) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 3 on pg. 4.

5) 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.

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