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Anthony van Dyck, Cornelius de Vos (Corneille de Vos), c. 1645 - 1650

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Cornelius de Vos (Corneille de Vos), c. 1645 - 1650
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in (24.8 cm x 15.8 cm)
Sheet:9 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in (24.8 cm x 15.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 23 in x 19 3/4 in (58.4 cm x 50.2 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI) engraved by Lucas Vorsterman (Zaltbommel, 1595 - Antwerp, 1675) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641). Printed on a fine paper with a partial Two Interlaced Cs watermark (similar to Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 7), dating this piece to c. 1645 - 1650.
Signature:Signed in the plate 'Ant. Van Dyck pinxit' in the lower left; also signed 'Vorsterman fculp' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; trimmed to the plate mark and slightly into the image along top border; slight tape remnants on verso.
ID #w-3729
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Historical Description

A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. De Vos' stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Corneille de Vos was a Flemish Baroque painter well known for his skill at portraiture. He also painted mythological, biblical, and history scenes as well as some still life works and some monumental genre paintings. His work is noteworthy for his use of intense color and powerful facial expressions. Van Dyck depicts de Vos as a somewhat humble man in simple garb. He has a curled moustache and pointed beard and gestures out towards the viewer, drawing us into his portrait. He stands against a background composed of delicate parallel horizontal lines that contrast nicely with his vertical form.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI) 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 pinxit" and "Vorsterman fculp." Also marked "Cum privilegio" in the lower right. Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: CORNELIVS DE VOS | PICTOR ICONVM ANTVERPIÆ. Printed on a fine paper with a partial Two Interlaced Cs watermark (similar to Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 7), dating this piece to c. 1645 - 1650.

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. 95 on pg. 160.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 95 on pg. 59.

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.

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