Petrus Breugel

Anthony Van Dyck, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Belgium in circa 1630s.
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About the Work
Produced as part of his series of etchings entitled 'Iconography'.
'The Iconography was a collection of portrait prints made after drawings and paintings by van Dyck. Eighteen were etched by the artist himself, among which is his self-portrait and this print. The majority, however, are engravings made by a variety of printmakers. This anthology of portraits of artists, soldiers, statesmen, administrators, and scholars, a conspectus of the most distinguished men and women of his time, went through many editions. The edition published by Martinus van den Enden during van Dyck's lifetime consisted of eighty portraits. Van Dyck prepared these prints by making oil sketches and drawings in black chalk, sometimes washed with brown ink.'
The plates were print off of many times after van Dyck's and were sold to the Louvre in the Nineteenth Century. This print, given the text at the bottom of the print, is not one of the first printings.
Image: H210 x W152
etching on paper
Black and white printed portrait which uses line work for the figure and greater detail on the face and head. Depicts the artist Petrus Breugel showing his head and shoulders in a 3/4 view and with his name printed below the image.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased on behalf of the Gallery by Mr and Mrs J.A. Neame, 1922.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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