Adam De Coster. AfterAnthony van Dyck, Flemish.
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Adam De Coster

c1645. Engraving, text including title, artist and engraver “Pieter de Jode” in text below image, 24.1 x 17cm. Slight foxing to centre of image and margins, missing portions to lower right margin.

Text reads “Pictor Noctium, Mechliniensis. Ant. van Dyck pinxit, Petrus de Jode Sculpsit. Cum priuilegio.” Held in British Museum, noting sixth state, and “The portrait is based on Van Dyck’s grisaille [of de Coster], now kept in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch, Boughton House.”

Adam de Coster (c1586-1643) “was a Flemish painter who was a prominent member of the Antwerp Caravaggisti…he was called a Pictor Noctium, i.e. a ‘Painter of Nights’ because of his preference for tenebrist scenes.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL192-171

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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