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De konst-kamer der allerschoonste portraitten van verscheide prinsen en prinsessen, doorlugtige mannen, vermaarde schilders en andere. Geschildert door den vermaarden Antoni van Dyck . . . welken den auteur zelve heeft laten snyden, op zyn eigen kosten, door de beste meesters van zyn tydt.The Hague, Alberts and Vander Kloot, 1728. Folio. Title-page printed in red and black with an engraved vignette by Bernard Picart (dated 1722), 50 full-page etched and engraved portraits after paintings by Anthony van Dyck. With an extra added full-page bust-length portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II by Aegidius Sadeler after a painting by Hans von Aachen, dated 1603. Later 18th-century gold-tooled half tanned sheepskin.
Mauquoy-Hendrickx I, pp. 45-46; V. Someren 61c; STCN (1 copy); Szwykowski, p. 17, XII; Wibiral, p. 20; WorldCat (1 copy). Extremely rare second Dutch edition of an impressive collection of engraved and etched portraits after paintings by the celebrated Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). The 50 portraits portray distinquished contemporaries, including Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, Charles I of England and his wife Henrietta Maria, Frederik Hendrik Prince of Orange, the Flemish painters Gerard Seghers, Lucas and Cornelis de Wael and Paul de Vos. Van Dyck's series of portraits, often cited under the title Iconography was possibly meant to increase his reputation. The portraits were executed by the most eminent Antwerp engravers and etchers of their day, including Pieter de Jode, Cornelis Galle, Wenceslaus Hollar and Lucas Vorsterman. Some light soiling, binding sound, with the sides worn, the spine slightly damaged at head and foot and the joints partly cracked. The portraits in very good condition.
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