Dominus Nicolaus Vander Borcht

Method Copper engraving
Artist Cornelis Vermeulen after Anthony van Dyck
Published [Antwerp], 1703
Dimensions Image 495 x 350 mm, Plate and Sheet 520 x 358 mm
Notes A full-length portrait of Nicolaes van der Borcht (c. 1503-1573), after Anthony van Dyck's painting from c. 1625-1633 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. n. SK-A-101). The wealthy Antwerp merchant is dressed in all black, wearing a fine doublet with a ruff, cloak-bag breeches with ribbons at the knee, stockings and leather shoes, and he has a cloak draped over one shoulder. He stands on a balcony, and points towards the view outside, often identified as Dunkirk.

Numbered "7" to bottom right corner in the margin.

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was one of the most prominent Flemish Baroque painters. Born in Antwerp, he was a pupil of Hendrik van Balen, but was soon noticed by Rubens with whom he would work closely during his early career. Van Dyck became a master of the St Luke Guild in 1618, went on to paint in Italy from 1621-1626, and then worked predominantly in England from 1632 onwards, where he was knighted by Charles I. Van Dyck was very prolific, he produced many portraits for members of the European aristocracy, as well as religious and mythological paintings and works on paper.

Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen (c. 1644-c. 1709) was an Antwerp printmaker and publisher, who was apprenticed by Peter Clouwet and became a master in the Guild of St Luke in 1682. He often travelled to Paris, were he worked together with Gerard Edelinck and eventually even got his own address in Rue des Noyers across St Yves in 1693.

Hollstein, Van Dyck, V, p. 25, n. 378.
Hollstein, Vermeulen, n. 89.

Condition: Good impression. Slight overall time toning and foxing, light creases and spotting to margins. Trimmed to plate mark, tipped to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 46019