[Philip IV of Spain]
Etching with very large margins, platemark 230 x 155mm (8¾ x 6"). 'Printed by E Lumsden' in pencil lower right.
Portrait of Philip IV (1605-1665), king of Spain and Portgual. He is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velazquez, and his rule over Spain during the challenging period of the Thirty Years War (1618-48). Etched after a portrait by van Dyck, by the Scottish painter and etcher Andrew Geddes (1783-1844). The Oxford DNB states that 'as an etcher Geddes ranks higher than as a painter; his plates may be regarded as among the very earliest examples in modern British art of the brilliancy, concentration, and spirited selection of line proper to a ‘painter's-etching’'. This plate was one of ten published by Geddes in 1826.
CD 47.vii; Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36802] £120.00