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Anthony van Dyck, Jacobus Jordaens (Jacques Jordaens) c. 1675 - 1685

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Jacobus Jordaens (Jacques Jordaens) c. 1675 - 1685
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 1/2 in x 6 13/16 in (24.1 cm x 17.3 cm)
Sheet:9 1/2 in x 6 13/16 in (24.1 cm x 17.3 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 Pieter de Jode (Antwerp 1606 - Antwerp, 1674) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641); printed on a fine paper with the Foolscap with Seven Pointed Collar watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 138), dating the piece to c. 1675 - 1685.
Signature:Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck pinxit' in the lower left; also signed 'Pet. de Iode fculp' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in good condition; mounted on thin paper and trimmed at the plate mark; tiny tear along lower right border with subtle creasing along lower border.
ID #w-3717
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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. Jordaens' stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Jordaens was a Flemish Baroque painter, renowned for his talent and considered by some to be nearly equal in skill to Van Dyck himself. Jordaens never traveled abroad but rather stayed in Antwerp his entire life, painting altarpieces and mythological and allegorical scenes. After the death of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), he was considered the most important painter in Antwerp, highly sought after for large-scale commissions. Jordaens works are marked by a warm palette, naturalism, and a mastery of chiaroscuro and tenebrism. Van Dyck depicts Jordaens as confident and proud. He stands tall with one hand resting on his chest, as if highlighting himself as an important figure, nobly gazing off into the distance. Van Dyck utilizes stark contrasts between black, white, and grey, perhaps hinting at Jordaens' own style of painting, which strongly incorporated such striking contrasts.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI) 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 marked 'Pet. De Iode fculp" in the lower left of the plate. Alos marked "Cum privilegio" in the lower right of the plate. Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: IACOBVS IORDAENS | PICTOR ANTVERPIÆ, HVMANARVM FIGVRARVM, IN MAIORIBVS. This piece is printed on a fine paper with the Foolscap with Seven Pointed Collar watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 138), dating the piece to c. 1675 - 1685.

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. 33 on pg. 128.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 33 on pg. 26.

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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