Justus Sustermans (1597-1681)
Etching by Anthony Van Dyck, the fourth state (of five)
Like the early state of Susterman's teacher, Willem de Vos, there are varying degrees of finish over the plate: Susterman's head is well finished, the costume only roughly, and the area to the left-hand corner is composed only of summary lines. However, this plate was never worked over to the same degree as that of De Vos, meaning that Van Dyck's etched lines remain in their pure state.
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