WENZEL HOLLAR
PORTRAIT OF PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640)
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Wenzel Hollar
Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Copperplate etching
height 25 cm, width 19 cm
inscribed lower left: WHollar fecit [WH ligiert] inscribed lower right: E. van den / Wyngarde ex: inscribed lower center: Excellentis: Dns: D: PETRVS PAVLVS RVBENIVS, pictorum Apelles, / decus huius seculi, Orbis, miraculum, Aulam Hispanicam, Gallicam, Anglicam, Belgicam, penicillo / suo illustrauit, Quem gladio donauit Philippus Quartus Hispaniarum Rex, et statuit sibi a Secretis in Sanc= / tiore suo Consilio Bruxellensi, et ad Regem Angilae Legatum Extraordinarium misit.
Inv.-No. GR2209
Provenance: 1824, collection G. Ritter von Franck, Vienna (1807–1860); before 1884, collection A. Ritter von Franck, Vienna and Graz (1808–1884); before 1983, property of the viennese architect Anton Schmid; acquired in 1983 by Prince Franz Josef II. von und zu Liechtenstein
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