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Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675)


Etching by Anthony Van Dyck, seventh state (of seven)

The Latin title announces Vorsterman was not a native of Antwerp - IN GELDRIA NATVS - born in Gelderland/ Guelders, a province that was joined to the Spanish Netherlands in the sixteenth century. Zaltbommel is the town of his birth.

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.