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Adriaen Pauw, Lord of Heemstede

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1652

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher (Dutch, c. 1629-1658)
after Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1592-1656)

About this artwork

This portrait celebrates the erudition and career of the Dutch politician Adriaen Pauw. He is shown in his library, which was one of the largest in the Netherlands at more than 16,000 books, and he wears the gold collar and medal of the Order of Saint Michael, an honor conferred by King Louis XIII of France. The lengthy inscription states that Pauw served as a diplomat to France, Great Britain, and Denmark as well as Holland’s representative to the conference that resulted in the Peace of Münster, which ended the Eighty Years’ War between the Dutch Republic and Habsburg Spain.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

Adriaen Pauw, Lord of Heemstede

Place

Holland (Object made in)

Date

Made 1652

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Printed recto, in plate, center left, in image: “Ætitis LXVI / Anno MDCLII”; lower margin, below image: “Hadrianus Pauw, Eques ordinis st. Michaelis, Dominus de Heemstede, Hogersmilde, / Rietwieck, Nieuerkerck &c. nuper in Camera Domaniorum primus praeses Consiliarius / & Rationum Magister, nunc secundum Consiliarius Pensionarius sive Primarius status / Hollandiae Westfrisiaeq; Minister, in Consilio delegatorum assessor , & in Consessu / Ordinum Generalium Foederati Belgii deputatus ordinarius, Antehac praecipuis / ad Galliae, Magnae Britanniae, Daniae Reges & Imperii Principes, atque civitates / Hanseaticas Legationibus defunctus, & diende ad Conventus de Pace generali, / primum Hagae Comitis delegatus, & postremum Monasterium Westphalorum / plena cum potestate missus, & Legatus per Germaniam Extraordinarius.”; lower center in lower margin, below image: “Pietate Patientia et Pace.”; lower left in lower margin, below image: “Ger. van. Honthorst / pinxit”; lower right in lower margin, below image: “Directione P. Soutmanni / Corn. Vischer Æri Incidit / Cum Priuil.”; inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: “HST”; lower center, in graphite: “Ambassador to/ England”; upper right corner, verso, in graphite: '2'; lower left corner, verso, in graphite: “d I / M00”; lower left corner, verso, in graphite: “a64984”; lower left margin, verso, in graphite: “S. 113 - - C. Visscher”; lower right, verso, in graphite: “40”

Dimensions

357 × 243 mm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1043

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