Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Johannes Meyssens (After)

Hendrik van der Borcht the Younger

Hendrik van der Borcht the Younger by Wenceslaus Hollar, Johannes Meyssens

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After joining the retinue of the Earl of Arundel in 1636, Van der Borcht the Younger was sent to Italy to help acquire works of art for his new patron. In later life he became a print publisher and art dealer. In this portrait Van der Borcht holds a print after a design by Raphael – perhaps one that he had published himself. Van der Borcht and Hollar remained close and this portrait of him was included alongside Hollar’s own in Meyssens’ series of portrait prints.

Title
Hendrik van der Borcht the Younger
Artist/creator
Production date
1648
Medium
etching
Dimensions
165 x 116 mm
Inscription
Henry Van Der Borcht Peinctre/. Ne a Franckendael Au Palatinat ..... in est Seruiteur du Prince de Galles.. Johann Meyssens Pinxit et Excudit;. W Hollar fecit 1648 (lower margin l. to r.). Coat of arms with a circle, crowned with a coronet - difficult to discern..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/204
Other ID
1365 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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