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Portrait of Mathias I, Emperor
  • Pieter van Sompel, artist
    circa 1600–after 1644
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
    Pieter Claesz. Soutman
    circa 1580–1657
    born: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • Portrait of Mathias I, Emperor, 1644
  • Effigies imperatorum domus Austriacæ, ducum Burgundiæ, regum principumque Europæ, comitum Nassauiae: aliarumque plurimarum clarissimarum tam stirpis nobilitate, vitae sanctitate, et ingenii subtilitate
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving, etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 441 x 361 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 465 x 385 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 3/8 x 14 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 15 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 22 x 18 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0182
Catalogue raisonné

Monochromatic portrait of a man. The man is shown from the chest up. He is wearing an elaborate jacket trimmed in pearls and jewels. He has a ruff collar and wreath on. He has a moustache and beard He is looking at the viewer with his chin slightly to the left. There is an oval frame around the image. There are eagles in the top left and right corner holding wreaths. There is a horse in the bottom left corner. There are putti in the bottom left and right corners. There is a shield with wings and a face above it at top center. There is a rectangle at bottom center with five lines of black text.