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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:

Nicolaus Rockox Eques et Consularis Antu.. Aet. Anno LXXIX

Additional Title(s):

Nicolaas II Rockox

Part Of:

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

Date:
1639
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving (4th state) on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/16 × 11 1/8 inches (38.6 × 28.3 cm), Plate: 10 7/16 × 7 1/4 inches (26.5 × 18.4 cm), and Image: 10 1/4 × 7 inches (26 × 17.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "W.115 4th state Very Rare"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "ex c.24962"

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

Lettered, center: "STET QUICUNQ VOLET POTENS AULÆ CULMINE UBRICO.ME DUISIS SATURET QUIES NICOLAUS ROCKOX EQUES ET CONSULARIS ANTU. AET. ANNO LXXIX."; lettered, lower center: "Qui nouies szatria moderatus in Urbe Secures, | Qui Summos spreuit, quos dabat Aula gradus; | Sie vultus, sic docta gerit Roccoxius ora, | Octonas bis dum claudit Olympiadas | Ambitione procul Magnum delata Potestas, | Maiorem Sedenim spreta, Quiesq[?], probant."; lettered, lower left: "Paul Pontius Sculpsit 1639"; lettered, lower right: "H. de Neyt excudit | C. Geuartius Pos."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10552
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:28072
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