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Jan Snellinx

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1630/33

Artist:

Anthony van Dyck
Flemish, 1599-1641

About this artwork

Anthonie van Dyck created a series of 80 portraits of dignitaries and artists entitled The Iconography while he was in Antwerp, between his return from Italy in 1626 and his departure for England in 1631. This print depicts the history painter Jan Snellix (1544-1638). The series, left unfinished, reveals the artist’s astonishing virtuosity with the etching needle, often drawing spontaneously on the copper plate, as seen in this and other early known states. Professional engravers later embellished the image with more ornament to finish the plate.

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Artist

Anthony van Dyck

Title

Jan Snellinx

Origin

Flanders

Date

1630–1633

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

245 × 155 mm (image/plate); 374 × 245 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1926.418

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