created on 2018-04-18
Created on 2024-02-06
The image shows a monochrome engraving or etching of a person. The individual is dressed in a period costume with a large, flowing cloak or robe that is adorned with rounded buttons running down the center. On the garment's opened sleeve cuff, intricate folds and creases can be seen, suggesting a soft fabric. The person’s right hand is positioned near the heart, slightly tucked under the cloak, while the left hand is extended outward as if in a gesture of presentation or explanation. Intricate details and contrast are evident in the costume's fabric, indicative of a fine engraving technique.
Below the main depiction, there is text that reads "ANTONIVS CORNELISSEN" which likely identifies the subject. Additionally, two inscriptions can be found: "Ant. van Dyck pinxcit." which may attribute the original artwork to Anthony van Dyck, and "Mart. vanden Enden sculpsit Cum privilegio," suggesting the work was engraved by Martinus van den Enden and produced with some special privilege or copyright.