Paulus Pontius (1603-1658), after Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Antique portrait print, engraving | Portrait of Constantijn Huygens, published ca. 1657, 1 p.
Portrait of Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), half-length in front of a cloudy sky, turned slightly to left but looking towards the viewer, with long hair, moustache and beard, resting his left hand on a book.
Huygens recorded in his diary of 28 January 1632 that Van Dyck made a portrait of him but no work is now known, and there are no portraits of Huygens described in S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar and H. Vey, ‘Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings’, Yale & London, 2004.
Paulus Pontius engraved Anthony van Dyck most evocative known image of Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), the Dutch poet and composer, secretary to two Princes, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens. The copper-plate is kept in the Chalcographie, Musée du Louvre, inv.no.2398.
Titled at bottom: D. Constantinus Huygens Eques Toparcha suylecom.
Sigend within plate: Paul. Pontius sculp. Ant. vam dijck pinxit / cum privilegio.
[NL] Portret van Constantijn Huygens I. Antieke prent, gravure, gemaakt door Paulus Pontius.
€ 302,50 ( ex. btw) € 250,00