Jan de Wael (1558-1633)
Etching by Anthony Van Dyck and engraving by an unknown printmaker, fourth state (of six)
At this state the arm was reengraved, so this in this impression the whole image was achieved in one printing instead of two. The initials in the margin are those of Gillis Henrdricx, who acquired the plates in 1645 and included impressions from them in his edition of the Iconography.
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.