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Title

Frans Francken the Younger

circa 1625-circa 1636


Artist

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Flanders

22 Mar 1599 - 09 Dec 1641


About

This portrait of the Antwerp artist, Frans Francken the Younger, together with the one beside it of Pieter Brueghel the Younger, is part of van Dyck's 'Iconography' – a series of engraved and etched likenesses of leading personalities. Van Dyck etched 19 portraits for the 'Iconography'; the remainder were engraved by professional printmakers based on drawings and 'grisaille' oil sketches by van Dyck. The set of 80 portraits was printed and published by Martin van den Enden. After van Dyck's death the plates were sold to another Antwerp publisher, Gillis Hendrickx, who reissued the set in 1645. The gallery's impression comes from this edition.


Details


Date

circa 1625-circa 1636


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

v of 6 states


Dimensions

24.4 x 15.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1940


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7046


Artist information

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 6. no catalogue numbers