Bonavontur Peeters.Tres bon Peinctre de Mers Calmes [...] il est natif d'Anvers, et fut ne en l'an 1614.
Etching, platemark 162 x 113mm (6? x 4?"). Laid onto album sheet.
Portrait of Flemish artist Bonaventure Peeters (1614-52) by Wenceslaus Hollar. This is one of nine portraits etched by Hollar, when in Antwerp, for a collection of portraits published there by Meyssens in 1649 under the title 'Image de divers hommes desprit sublime'. Peeters was based in Antwerp and this etching is taken from a portrait by the publisher himself. Below the portrait is a biographical note, as Pennington notes, 'in execrable French'.
Pennington: 1480 ii/v
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