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Anthony van Dyck, Théodore Van Tulden, c. 1700

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Théodore Van Tulden, c. 1700
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:10 9/16 in x 6 7/8 in (26.8 cm x 17.5 cm)
Sheet:11 1/2 in x 7 9/16 in (29.2 cm x 19.2 cm)
Framed:approx. 23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VII (of VII) 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 Three Crescents watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 314), dating the piece to c. the late 1600s - early 1700s.
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 excellent condition with wide margins.
ID #w-3657
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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 Van Tulden'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 Van Tulden was a professor of Civil Law at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Van Dyck captures him as a somewhat stern and imposing figure. With fearful eyes, a wide nose, and a handlebar moustache, Tulden appears as a striking character. He gazes directly at us yet points in the opened book before him, as if to say that the law if the final word. Fitting for a professor, his garb is moderately nice though not extravagantly so as he stands in front of a draped curtain.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VII (of VII), 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 beneath that "Pet. de Iode fculp" and to the right "cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: CLARISSIMVS DIODORVS TVLDENVS I.C. | PROFESSOR REGIVS IN ACADEMIA LOVANIENSI. This piece is printed on a fine paper with the Three Crescents watermark (Mauquoy-Hendrickx no. 314), dating the piece to the late 1600s - early 1700s.

PROVENANCE:
1. Private collection of J.D. Böhm (1794-1865) with his collector's stamp on verso (Lugt catalogue no. 271).

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

1) Lugt. Marques de Collections (Dessins-Estampes). San Francisco : Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 271 on pg. 50.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne I. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Listed as catalogue no. 38 on pg. 130-131.

3) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 38 on pg. 29.

4) 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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