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Charles Scribanius

  • 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:

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

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half-length, facing half left, standing beside a table, and holding a biretta and a book. On the left is a crucifix.

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

'Obijt 24 Junij ao. 1629. aetatis 69 / Antonius van Dyck pinxit Paulus Pontius sculpsit Cum privilegio.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc.


Height: 18.4 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Charles Scribanius, 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.
Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Marie. L’Iconographie d’Antoine Van Dyck. Brussels: Bibliothèque Royale Albert, 1991.



Subjects depicted

Priest; Biretta; Crucifix


Prints; Portraits; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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