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Anthony van Dyck, Cornelius Poelenbourch (Corneille Van Poelenburg), c. 1660 - 1670

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Cornelius Poelenbourch (Corneille Van Poelenburg), c. 1660 - 1670
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 1/16 in x 6 1/2 in (23 cm x 16.5 cm)
Sheet:9 1/16 in x 6 1/2 in (23 cm x 16.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 23 in x 19 3/4 in (58.4 cm x 50.2 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VIII (of VIII), engraved by Pieter de Jode (Antwerp, 1606 - Antwerp, 1674) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641). Printed on a fine paper with a partial Arms of Amsterdam watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx 218), dating this piece to c. 1660 - 1670.
Signature:Signed in the plate 'Ant. Van Dyck pinxit' in the lower left; also signed 'Petrus de Iode fculpsit' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; trimmed along the plate mark with slight tape remnants on verso.
ID #w-3726
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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. Poelenburg's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Poelenburg was a Dutch painter who traveled throughout Italy. He painted smaller scenic representations from Rome as well as figures from ancient mythology, biblical scenes, and figures after Italian poets. Poelenburg gestures with his right hand and rests his left upon his hip, gazing directly out at us. Van Dyck places him against an unusual background of jutted rocks, perhaps referencing his fascination with Rome. He appears as a dignified figure, standing tall with curled hair, kind eyes, and a pointed gotee.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VIII (of VIII), engraved by Pieter de Jode (Antwerp, 1606 - Antwerp, 1674) 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 "Petrus de Iode fculpsit." Also marked "Cum privilegio" in the lower right. Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: CORNELIVS POELENBOVRCH | HOLLANDVS PICTOR IN MINORIBVS | FIGVRIS HVMANIS. Printed on a fine paper with a partial Arms of Amsterdam watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx 218), dating this piece to c. 1660 - 1670.

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. 35 on pg. 129.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 35 on pg. 27.

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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