Gaston de Bourbon Duc D'Orleans Frere unique du Roy

Method Copper engraving
Artist Balthasar Moncornet after Pieter de Jode the Younger after Lucas Vorsterman after Anthony van Dyck
Published Balthasar Moncornet c. 1645-1668
Dimensions Image 135 x 105 mm oval, Plate 152 x 110 mm, Sheet 262 x 177 mm
Notes A half length portrait of Gaston Duc d'Orléans in an oval frame, turned slightly to right, wearing a breast plate and a large lace collar, a swaged curtain in the background left partially concealing a battle scene in the background right. Moncornet produced a series of at least 27 portraits of royalty and nobility based on Van Dyck's Iconography.

Gaston Duc d'Orléans (April 24, 1608 - February 2, 1660) was the third son of King Henry IV of France and Maria de Médici and the eldest surviving brother of King Louis XIII of France.

Balthasar Moncornet (c.1600 - 1668) was a French tapissier, engraver, and publisher, working primarily in France. He was a specialist in ornamental prints.

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.

Lucas Vorsterman (Zaltbommel, 1595–Antwerp, 1675) was a Baroque engraver. He worked with the artists Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, as well as for patrons such as Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel and Charles I of England. Around 1617 or 1618 Vorsterman joined Rubens's workshop and became Rubens's primary engraver for several years. Rubens was a demanding employer of engravers, with a very specific idea of the style he wanted: "As he dismissed engraver after engraver, he drove the best one, Lucas Vorsterman, into a nervous breakdown". In 1624, Vosterman moved to England. He was back in Antwerp around 1630, where he worked closely with Van Dyck, including some of the engraved artists' portraits in the Iconography project.

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a Flemish painter. A pupil of Rubens, Van Dyck worked in Italy from 1621-26, and then from 1632 onwards he predominantly painted in England, where he was knighted by Charles I.

New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 244 (Van Dyck, copy undescribed) New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 28 (Van Dyck, copy undescribed), New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 343 (Van Dyck)
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 44152