[Belgium: Nicolas Rockox]
Etching, platemark 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾").
Nicolas Rockox (1560-1640), Burgomaster of Antwerp and patron of Rubens. He is remembered by the Museum Rockoxhuis in his former residence in the city. Copy after Rubens 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 is one of ten he published in 1826.
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