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Paulus Pontius, 1603–1658, Flemish
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)

D. Petrus Paulus Rubbens Eques

Additional Title(s):

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Part Of:

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

Line engraving and stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, browned white, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Mount: 14 1/4 × 11 1/16 inches (36.2 × 28.1 cm), Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 9 1/8 × 6 3/16 inches (23.2 × 15.7 cm), and Image: 8 1/4 × 6 1/16 inches (21 × 15.4 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "W 62 | 4th State | Very rare"; in graphite, verso, lower center: "ex C. 24962"

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

Lettered, lower center: "D. PETRUS PAULUS RUBBENS EQUES. | REGI CATOLICO IN SANCTIORE CONSILIO A | SECRETIS ÆVI SUI APELLES ANTUERPIÆ | G.H."; lettered, lower left: "Ant. van Dyck pinxit. | Paul Pontius Sculpsit"; lettered, lower right: "Cum privilegio"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | man | portrait
Associated People:
Rubens, Sir Peter Paul (1577–1640), painter
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This print of Rubens is part of Van Dyck’s Iconography, a collection of etchings of his most prominent contemporaries in the world of art and letter. Rubens, the greatest painter of the northern Baroque, defined the image of the princely artist for generations and profoundly impacted the way in which later artists attempted to fashion themselves as gentlemen. King Charles I knighted Rubens in the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace in 1630.

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