Henry Van Der Borcht Peinctre.Ne a Franckendael au Palatinat [...] Serviteur du Prince de Galles.
Etching, platemark 164 x 115mm. Laid on album sheet.
Portrait of Hendrick van der Borcht the Younger, etched 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'. This etching is taken from a portrait by the publisher himself. Below the portrait is a biographical note, as Pennington notes, 'in execrable French'. As recounted in the text, van der Borcht was taken into service by Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, who after sending him to train in Italy, engaged him as keeper of his collections in London from 1637.
Pennington:1365 ii/v. For a later state see ref. 4225.
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