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Anthony van Dyck, Theodorus Vanlonius (Théodore Vanloon), c. 1680-1690

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Theodorus Vanlonius (Théodore Vanloon), c. 1680-1690
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:9 11/16 in x 6 7/8 in (24.6 cm x 17.5 cm)
Sheet:9 3/4 in x 7 1/16 in (24.8 cm x 17.9 cm)
Framed:23 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in (60 cm x 52.1 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI), engraved by Paulus Pontius (Antwerp, 1603 - Antwerp, 1658) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641); printed on a fine paper with the Arms of Amsterdam with Letters WHC watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 222) dating the piece to c. 1680-1690.
Signature:Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck pinxit', in the lower left; also signed 'Paul. du Pont fculp.' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; slight foxing and minimal mounting tape remnants on verso.
ID #w-3658
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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. Théodore Vanloon's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Théodore Vanloon was a Flemish Baroque painter known as a follower of Caravaggio (1571 - 1610). Van Dyck conveys Vanloon as a man with a distinct personality. Vanloon glances at us sideways with slightly off kilter eyes, pointing to the right as if promoting one of his works that lies just beyond the border of the composition. With his left hand, he reaches down beyond his own portrait near the letters that spell his name, as if claiming his own portrait for himself. This effect also contributes a sense of depth and perspective to this work, as we feel that Vanloon is nearly standing right before us, reaching past a balustrade.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VI (of VI), engraved by Paulus Pontius (Antwerp, 1603 - Antwerp, 1658) 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 above that "Paul. du Pont fculp" and in the lower right of the plate "Cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: THEODORVS VANLONIVS | PICTOR HVMANARVM FIGVRARVM MAIORVM LOVANII. This piece is printed on a fine paper with the Arms of Amsterdam with Letters WHC watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 222) dating the piece to c. 1680-1690.


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. 68 on pg. 145-146.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 68 on pg. 44.

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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