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Philip IV

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (printed)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pontius, Paulus, born 1603 - died 1658 (engraver)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, facing slightly right and wearing a cloak and te Order of the Golden Fleece. The portrait is in an arched frame with bead and reel moulding. In the background is drapery.

Place of Origin

Belgium (printed)


early 17th century (printed)


Pontius, Paulus, born 1603 - died 1658 (engraver)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'P. Paul. Rubbens [sic] Pinxit Hanc suae Majestatis effigiem a se aeri incisum dedicabat Paulus Pontius Antverpianus D.N.M.Q.E Ao MDCXXXII Cum Privilegio.'
Lettered with name of sitter and


Height: 45.1 cm cut, Width: 33.7 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, engraving by Paulus Pontius after Anthony Van Dyck, 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.



Subjects depicted

Monarch; King


Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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