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Henricus van Baelen
  • Paulus Pontius, artist
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Anthony van Dyck
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Henricus van Baelen, 1645
  • Icones principum virorum doctorum, pictorum chalcographorum statuariorum nec non amatorum pictoriae artis numero centum
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 244 x 156 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 292 x 198 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0712
Catalogue raisonné

Half length portrait of a man in 3/4 profile. He stands before a column and looks out toward the viewer across his right shoulder. His left hand rests on a sculpture fragment of a head on a ledge or table in the right foreground. Hisright hand emerges from within his voluminous sleeve right with thumb and index finger gently grasping the material of his clothing across his chest. The inscription identifies the sitter as the painter Hendrick van Balen.