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Anthony van Dyck, Deodatus Delmont (Déodat Delmont), c. early 1700s

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Deodatus Delmont (Déodat Delmont), c. early 1700s
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 3/16 in x 5 7/8 in (23.3 cm x 14.9 cm)
Sheet:9 3/8 in x 6 1/16 in (23.8 cm x 15.4 cm)
Framed:approx. 23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VIII (of VIII) engraved by Lucas Vorsterman (Zaltbommel, 1595 - Antwerp, 1675) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641); printed on a fine paper with the Letters KIK watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 337), dating the piece to the early 1700s.
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; slight paper thinning in area along center of the left border; slight tape remnants on verso.
ID #w-3663
Price on Request

Historical Description

A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. Déodat Delmont's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Delmont was a Flemish Baroque architect, painter, and astronomer. He was quite famous during his lifetime, befriending Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) and serving as court painter to Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1547 - 1614) who knighted him. Rumor had it that Delmont also predicted his own death from the stars. Delmont is shown here with a sly expression on his face. He holds a sword at his side, perhaps befitting for a knight though not necessarily his tool of choice as an artist and astronomer. With short, curly hair, a long nose, and a handlebar moustache, he gazes at us with a sideways glance.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VIII (of VIII), 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 in the lower left of the plate 'Vorsterman fculp" and in the lower right of the plate "Cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: D. DEODATVS DEL MONT ANTV. | DVCIS NEOBVRGICI QVONDAM PICTOR, ET AB | EODEM EQVESTRI GRADV DECORATVS. This piece is printed on a fine paper with the Letters KIK watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 337), dating the piece to the early 1700s.

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. 78 on pg. 150 - 151.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 78 on pg. 50.

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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