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Anthony van Dyck, Thomas Willeborts Bosschaert, c. 1645

Artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Title:Thomas Willeborts Bosschaert, c. 1645
Medium:Original Engraving
Image:10 1/8 in x 7 in (25.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
Sheet:10 1/8 in x 7 in (25.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition:A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State III (of IV) engraved by Theodore Kessel (1620 - 1660 ) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641) printed on a fine paper with a partial unidentified watermark.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; tape remnants on verso with slight foxing throughout; trimmed along plate mark.
ID #w-3712
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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. Bosschaert's stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Bosschaert was a Dutch-born Flemish Baroque painter. He studied under the school of Gerard Seghers (1591 - 1651) and was heavily influenced by Van Dyck, both in history and portraiture painting, leading some scholars to suggest that he might have studied under Van Dyck as well. Bosschaert was fairly successful and ran his own studio with at least nine pupils, collaborating with other famous artists of the time. Van Dyck depicts Bosschaerts as a man of smaller stature, with long hair, trimmed moustache, and pointed nose. He turns to the side and faces the viewer in three quarter profile, holding his robe open delicately with his left hand.

This portrait is a Mauquoy-Hendrickx State III (of IV) engraved by Theodore Kessel (1620 - 1660) 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 "Martinus vanden Enden excudit" in the lower right. Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: THOMAS WILLEBOIRTS BOSSCHAERTS, | Pictor. This piece is printed on a fine paper with a partial unidentified watermark.

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. 96 on pg. 161.

2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 96 on pg. 59.

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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