|Artist||Pieter de Jode the Younger after Ottho Vani|
|Dimensions||Image 160 x 121 mm, Sheet 166 x 126 mm|
Alexander Farnese (1545-1592) was Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1586-1592), and Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1578 -1592). He is best known for his successful campaign against the Dutch Revolt between 1578 and 1592, in which he captured the main cities in the south and returned them to the control of Catholic Spain.
Pieter de Jode II (1606-c.1674) was a Flemish painter and engraver. The son of Pieter de Jode I, he was born and worked in Antwerp. In around 1628, he was made a master of the Guild of St. Luke. Between 1631 and 1632 he worked with his father in Paris. He also worked in Brussels (1667). De Jode is best known for working for Anthony van Dyck as an engraver on his Iconography series. He accompanied Van Dyck several times to England, and continued to work on the series after the artist's death. He was married to Justa Galle (the widow of Adriaen Collaert and the daughter of Philip Galle), Elizabeth Loemans, and Clara van den Enden (sister of Martinus van den Enden). His son Arnold de Jode (b.1638) was also an engraver.
Condition: Trimmed to plate mark and laid to album page. Stain across centre of image.