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

Cæsar Alexander Scaglia Abbas Staphardæ et Mandanices

Additional Title(s):

Cesare Alessandro Scaglia

Part Of:

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

Date:
ca.1635
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving (3rd state) on medium, slightly textured, browned white, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
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), and Image: 8 13/16 × 7 1/16 inches (22.4 × 17.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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"

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

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:
B1977.14.10492
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27636
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