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Schelte A. Bolswert, 1586–1659, Dutch
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)

Albertus, Princeps.Com. Aremberg. Princ. Barbanson. Com. Aigremontan, et Rup. in Ardenn. Vicecom. Davens, Par, Hannon, et Civit Leod. et Monti, In Hannon, Advocat, Perpet, Aur. Vell, Eq, Etc.

Additional Title(s):

Albert de Ligne, Prince of Barbançon and Arenberg

Part Of:

Collective Title: Icones Principum Virorum Doctorum Pictorum Chalcographorum Statuariorum Nec Non Amatorum Pictoriæ Artis Numero Centum

Line engraving, (2nd state) on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Mount: 15 1/16 × 10 15/16 inches (38.3 × 27.8 cm), Sheet (trimmed to plate): 9 3/4 × 7 5/16 inches (24.8 × 18.6 cm), and Image: 8 11/16 × 7 1/16 inches (22.1 × 17.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "W.19.2nd state"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "from | C.24962"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper center: "Watermark 1 | 1640-50 | Prince of Barbançon | b.1600 | d.1670"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, center: "Almost as rare as first state | (4 states) | W.Sharp collection"; inscribed in pen and black ink, on mount, lower left: "W.19.(2nd state)"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "A"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower right: "3"

Watermark Collector's mark: "G.A.C."

Lettered, lower center: "ALBERTUS, PRINCEPS, COM. AREMBERG. PRINC. BARBANSON. COM. | AIGREMONTAN, ET RUP, IN ARDENN, VICECOM. DAVENS. PAR | HANNON ET CIVIT LEOD. ET MONTI. IN HANNON. ADVOCAT. | PERPET. AUR, VELL. EQ. ETC."; lettered, loewr left: "S.a Bolswert Sculp. Ant. van Dyck pinxit"; lettered, lower right: "Mart. vanden Enden excudit Cum privilegio"

signed in pen and brown/black ink, verso, center left: "W.S."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
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