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Johannes Van Balen
Johannes Van Balen Bon Painctre en petit et en grand [...] ouil ce tient mentinant,
Johannes van Balen pinxit. W: Hollar fecit.
J: Meyssens excudit [1649]
Etching, platemark 164 x 113mm (6? x 4?"). Laid onto album sheet.
Portrait of the Flemish artist Jan Van Balen (1611-54) etched after a self-portrait (now lost) 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'. Below the portrait is a biographical note, as Pennington notes, 'in execrable French'.
Pennington: 1356 iii/v. For a later state see ref. 4223.
[Ref: 23793]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Iohannes Van Balen. Bon Painctre….ou il ce tient mentinant. '40' annotated in ink.
Iohannes Van Balen. Bon Painctre….ou il ce tient mentinant. '40' annotated in ink.
Iohannes van Balen pinxit. W: Hollar fecit. I: Meyssens excudit.
[n.d. c.1694].
Engraving. 160 x 110mm.
Painter born c.1600, son of Hendrick Van Balen. From the 'True Effigies Of the most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists That have Flourished in Europe' published in 1694 in Antwerp.
P. 1356. III.
[Ref: 4223]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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