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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)

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

Line engraving and stipple engraving (3rd state) on medium, slightly textured, browned white, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove 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), and 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"

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:
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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