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Portrait of Lucas Vorsterman: PD.30-1961

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Portrait of Lucas Vorsterman


Dyck, Anthony van (Draughtsman)


History note: Henry Tersmitten, sold Amsterdam, de Bary and Yver, 23 September 1754, lot 447; anonymous collector M.D., c.1800? (Lugt 1863a); according to Vey, the property of two French collectors, Sentelle and Poulain, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, on the evidence of a reference by Charles Blanc (Le Tresor de la Curiosité, Paris, 1858, II, p. 217, no. 78) to the Poulain sale catalogue: 'Van Dyck: Portrait de Vorsterman precieux dessin a la pierre noire ... Il a corné le cabinet Sentell...'; Sir Thomas Lawrence, his inv. no. 78 (Lugt 2445); E. Desperet (according to an old inscription on the old mount); J. de Vos Jbzn. (Lugt 1450), sold Amsterdam, Muller, 22 May 1883, lot 139, bt. Thibaudeau for J.P. Heseltine (Lugt 1508); with Thomas Agnew and Sons, from whom bt. by Charles B.O. Clarke, 1919; Grace Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 244 mm
Width: 179 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.30-1961
Primary reference Number: 4561
Lugt: 1863a
Lugt: 2445
Lugt: 1450
Lugt: 1508
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 21 February 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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