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Print made by Paulus Pontius, 1603–1658
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641
Published by Martinus van den Enden, 1605–1673

Cæsar Alexander Scaglia

Additional Title(s):

Abbé Cesare Alessandro Scaglia

Part Of:

Collective Title: Icones Principum Virorum

ca. 1635
Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving and stipple engraving (3rd state) on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Mount: 15 1/8 × 11 inches (38.4 × 27.9 cm), Sheet: 11 × 8 5/16 inches (27.9 × 21.1 cm), Plate: 9 5/8 × 7 3/16 inches (24.4 × 18.3 cm), Image: 8 13/16 × 7 1/16 inches (22.4 × 17.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "7 [?] should be [...]"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper center: "Watermark 7 a [?] b"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper right: "1640-60"; inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "No 64 IIInd state | 'Tres rare'"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "ex c 24962"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper left: "Watermark 7 - 7a (1640-60) [...] | Abbe of Staffarde, Politician [...] | died 1641 | "Very rare" | (6 states)"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "W.64.(3rd state)"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "B"

Watermark: Crown; collector's mark: George Ambrose Cardew (Lugt 1134)

Lettered, lower center: "CÆSAR ALEXANDER SCAGLIA ABBAS STAPHARDÆ ET MANDANICES. | Ant van Dyck pinxit"; lettered, lower left: "Hic quem tacentem nobilis finxit manus | Nuper diserta Principes lingua Mouens | Momenta rebus magna perplexis dedit. | P. Pontius Sculp."; lettered lower right: " Sibi nunc Silendo uiuit: actotum procul | Undare Mundum tacitus, e Portu inyuens | Animum ad futura doctus ex uisis parat. | Mart. vanden Enden excudit Cum privilegio"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ambassador | cape | clergyman | diplomat | leaning | man | mustache | pillar | portrait | religious and mythological subject
Associated People:
Scaglia, Cesare Alessandro (1592–1641), Italian cleric and diplomat
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