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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
Date:
ca.1635
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, browned white, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 13 5/8 × 10 15/16 inches (34.6 × 27.8 cm), Sheet: 9 11/16 × 7 1/8 inches (24.6 × 18.1 cm), and Image: 8 7/8 × 7 1/16 inches (22.5 × 17.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "W.64 5 state | c.24962"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper center: "3b?"

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

Lettered, lower center:CÆSAR ALEXANDER SCAGLIA ABBAS STAPHARDÆ ET MANDANICES. | Ant. van Dyck pinxit | G.H."; 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 intuens | Animum ad futura, doctus ex uisis, parat. | Cum privilegio"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10494
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:27640
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