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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Sir Anthony van Dyck

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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