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Anthony van Dyck, Simon Vouet, c. 1645

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Simon Vouet, c. 1645
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in (24.1 cm x 16.8 cm)
Sheet:9 1/2 in x 7 in (24.1 cm x 17.9 cm)
Framed:23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VII (of VII) from the Giles Hendrickx edition, engraved by R.V. Vorst in collaboration with by Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641).
Signature:Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck Pinxcit', in the lower left; also signed "R.V. Vorst fculp" in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in very good condition.
ID #w-3621
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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. Vouet's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Vorst depicts Vouet in a three quarter view against a simple background composed of strong horizontals. His detailed lines perfectly convey Vouet's large, inquisitive eyes, curled locks, and twirled moustache, giving us an accurate impression of Vouet's physical features.

This portrait is a Mauquoy- Hendrickx State VII (of VII) from the Giles Hendrickx edition, engraved by R.V. Vorst 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 beneath that "R.V. Vorst fculp" and in the lower right of the plate "Cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: SIMON VOVET | PARISIENSIS PRIMVS GALLIARVM REGIS PICTOR | HISTORIARVM IN MAIORI FORMA.

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. 74 on pg. 148-149.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 74 on pg. 47

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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