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“ Antwerpen Painter

of the Galleys and Big Ships ”

Dyck, Anthony van (Antwerp 1599 – London 1641). Andreas van Ertvelt. Pictor Triremivm Navivmqve Maiorvm Antverpiae. Three-quarter length portrait before swell with small barque. Standing to the right, the head turned right-hand out of the picture, holding a scroll in the right. Engraving by Schelte van Bolswert (Bolsward/Frisia c. 1581 – Antwerp 1659). Inscribed: Ant. van Dyck pinxit. / S. à Bolswert sculpsit., otherwise as above. 9¾ × 6¾ in (24.8 × 17.3 cm).

Dyck, Andries van Eertvelt

“ E. is the eldest of the Flemish marine painters of the 17th century

… He is not so much the forerunner of the known family Peeters flourishing about 1650 but a straggler of Bruegel’s sea painting, particularly in the exaggerations of the wave drawing. Especially in the early works of the 20s the endeavor asserted to make the horrors of violent storms and shipwrecks as vivid as possible … A dull grey green with heavily darkened parts is the prevailing color, of which the little figures stand out (Flemish) colorfully. – Later, however, apparently after the Italian journey (1627/30), he prefers quiet views of southern harbors with their brisk activity … ” (Th.-B. X [1914], 316 f.).

From van Dyck’s Icones principum virorum doctorum, pictorum, statuariorum … in its 3rd edition, Antwerp, Foppens, c. 1660. – The sovereign portrait in very fine, wide-margined impression.

“ In his fatherland (Anthony Van Dyck) received the greatest tributes paid ever to an artist and became honorary dean of the (Antwerp) guild, an honor bestowed beside him only on P. P. Rubens ”

(Wurzbach). – And adequately Bolswert himself “one of the most important engravers of his time” (Th.-B.).

Offer no. 29,026 | EUR 430. | export price EUR 409. (c. US$ 494.) + shipping