|Artist:||Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)|
|Title:||Petrus Snayers (Pierre Snayers), c. 1635 - 1645 (Do Not Put Live)|
|Image Size:||9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in (24.8 cm x 17.1 cm)9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in (24.8 cm x 17.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in (24.8 cm x 17.1 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 23 in x 19 3/4 in (58.4 cm x 50.2 cm)|
|Signature:||Annotated in handwritten ink 'Ant. van dyck pinxit' in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in good condition; paper thinning in lower corners with small tear in lower right corner; slight tape remnants on verso.|
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A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. Pierre Snayers' stately expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Snayers was a Baroque painter known for his depictions of historical battle scenes. He worked for Isabella of Spain (1566 - 1633) and as a court painter to Cardinal Ferdinand of Austria (1609 - 1641) and Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614 - 1662). He also painted portraits of the Brussels aristocracy and landscapes. Van Dyck depicts him as a stern man with thinning hair, sharp eyes, a hooked nose, and pointed moustache. He stands nearly in full profile, one arm at his side and the other across his body.
This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State II (of IV) engraved by Andreas Stock 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 piece has been annotated in pen "Ant. van dyck pinxit" in the lower left. Beneath the engraved portrait is the annotation in pen: PETRUS SNAEYERS PICTOR. This piece is printed on a fine paper with the Polish Shield with Fleur de Lys and Crown watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 158), dating this piece to c. 1635 - 1645.
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. 98 on pg. 162.
2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 98 on pg. 60.
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.