|Pieter de Jode the Younger
|299 x 191 mm.
Francisco de Andrada Leitao (died 1655) was a Portuguese statesman and diplomat. During the reign of John IV, he acted as Ambassador Plenipotentiary to England, and later acted for Holland. In 1648, the same year as the print was created, Andrada Leitao was acting as Portugal's Ambassdor in Munster, Ireland, at the peace congress which marked the end of the Seven Years' War.
Pieter de Jode the Younger (1601-1674) son and disciple of the Pieter de Jode the Elder. In 1628, he was admitted into the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp. In 1631 and 1632, he and his father practiced engraving in Paris. When Pieter de Jode the Younger returned to Antwerp he worked almost exclusively for Van Dyck and accompanied him on several occasions to live and work in England.