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Adam Van Noort (1562-1641)


Etching by Anthony Van Dyck and engraving by an unknown printmaker, sixth state (of seven)

In later states the composition was not elaborated further. As with the later states of Jan Brueghel and Jan de Wael the lines appear heavier and the essential delicate quality of Van Dyck's work is lost.

This print is from an album entitled "Van Dyck Etchings and their states, by an Amateur". A note in the beginning of the album explains that it is a unique, deluxe edition of photogravures of Van Dyck's etchings, being the only one printed on drawing paper and furnished with twenty-seven impressions of the etchings and 'doubtful' attributions.