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Portrait of Robert van Voerst

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (printed)
    1848 (engraved)
    1631-1637 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Masson, Alphonse (engraver)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)
    Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched in the crayon manner and printed in black

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the Louvre Museum

  • Museum number:

    E.5503-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf H, box 76

Physical description

Engraving of van Dyck's portrait of the engraver Robert van Voerst, showing him dressed in an outfit with a large collar and folds of cloth gathered in his arms, and holding a scroll in his right hand.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (printed)
1848 (engraved)
1631-1637 (made)

Artist/maker

Masson, Alphonse (engraver)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)
Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Etched in the crayon manner and printed in black

Marks and inscriptions

A. Vandick. Alp Masson. 1848.

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 20 cm

Object history note

The copperplates are preserved in the Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris. The National Art Library purchased 4327 prints from the Chalcographie in 1855, which have since been transferred to the Department of Prints and Drawings.

This portrait of the engraver Robert van Voerst was created for Anthony van Dyck's Iconography, in the folio of 'Artists and Patrons'. The original plate was cut by van Voerst himself after van Dyck's design. The Louvre acquired the 126 plates of the Iconography in the 1840s and some copies of the plates seem to have been made, such as this one from 1848. The fact that it is a mirror image of the original suggests that it was copied from a print.

Descriptive line

Engraving, 'Portrait of Robert van Voerst', Alphonse Masson after Anthony van Dyck, ca. 1855

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Catalogue des Planches Gravées Composant le Fonds de la Calcographie et dont les Épreuves se Vendent dans cet Etablissement au Musée National du Louvre, Paris: Vinchon, 1851

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Prints; Drawings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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