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Lucas Vorsterman

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.




Anthony van Dyck
Flemish, 1599-1641

About this artwork

Among the 15 etchings that Van Dyck created for his portrait series, the Iconography, this arresting yet ambiguous portrait of Lucas Vorsterman may provide the most compelling description of a face; the wide-eyed expression suggests both apprehension and aggression. Van Dyck knew his subject well. Both he and Vorsterman served as assistants in the workshop of the celebrated and controlling painter, draftsman, and printmaker Peter Paul Rubens.


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Anthony van Dyck


Lucas Vorsterman


Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching in black on ivory laid paper


Image/sheet, trimmed within platemark: 21.8 × 15.1 cm (8 5/8 × 6 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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