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Gaspar de Guzman, Count-Duke of Olivares and Duke of San Lúcar la Mayor

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pontius, Paulus, born 1603 - died 1658 (engraver)
    Velázquez, Diego, born 1599 - died 1660 (artist)
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3275-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 36

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, facing half right and wearing armour and a cloak. The portrait is surrounded by a border surmounted by a star encircled by a serpent, a globe with a winged crown of leaves, and a broken oar with a serpent, and is flanked on each side by a palm, a trumpet and a torch. Below, seated on each side of the pedestal, is an angel; the one on the left with an owl, is holding a lance and a shield decorated with a gorgon’s head, the one on the right is holding a lion’s skin. Behind is drapery with swags of fruit.

Date

early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Pontius, Paulus, born 1603 - died 1658 (engraver)
Velázquez, Diego, born 1599 - died 1660 (artist)
Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Baetis Oliferae debet…in Orbe comas. Casp. Gevartius lud. / Ex Archetypo Velasquez P. P. Rubenius ornavit et Dedicavit L. M. Paul Pontius sculp. Cum Privilegijs.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc., 12 lines of verse

Dimensions

Height: 61.6 cm, Width: 44.5 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Gaspar de Guzman, Count-Duke of Olivares and Duke of San Lúcar la Mayor, engraving by Paulus Pontius after Diego Velázquez and Peter Paul Rubens, early 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Schneevoogt, C. G. Voorhelm. Catalogue des estampes gravées d'après P.P. Rubens. Harlem: Les héritiers Loosjes, 1873. viii, 256 p. 24 cm.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Serpent; Statesman; Fruit; Torch; Gorgon; Politician; Armour; Globe; Minister; Angel; Trumpet

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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