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Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, and his wife Alathea Talbot.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vorsterman, Lucas (the elder), born 1595 - died 1675 (engraver)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on laid paper

  • Museum number:

    23126

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 2

Physical description

Three-quarter-length, seated, double portrait. On the left is Alathea, wife of the earl of Arundel, turned and facing to the right. She is wearing countesses robes, a crown, pearls and a chain around her neck. In her right hand is a compass and an astrolabe(?) in her left. Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, is seated on the right, turned to left and looking left toward Alathea. He is gesturing with his right hand toward a globe; the globe is focused on Madagascar and the Indian Ocean; placed on the globe is a piece of paper with a depiction of a horse and lions. To the right is a classical bust.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

17th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Vorsterman, Lucas (the elder), born 1595 - died 1675 (engraver)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Illustrissimi et excellentissimi coniuges D. Thomas Howard et D. Alathea Talbot Arundellae et Surriae Comites Hi mundum inspiciunt hos mundus suspicit, unde Ergo capit tantos. Una tabella duos. Quos comites summos facit excellentia iungit. Quos thalamus comites ars sociosgue dedit. A : van Dyck Eques pinxit. L : Vostermann fecit.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 30.9 cm, Width: 43.3 cm

Descriptive line

Three-quarter-length portrait of Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, and his wife Alathea Talbot. Engraving by Lucas Vorstermann after Sir Anthony van Dyck, 17th century.

Materials

Laid paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Astrolabe; Earl; Compass; Globe

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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