An image of Frans Francken the Younger

Sir Anthony van Dyck

(Flanders 22 Mar 1599 – 09 Dec 1641)

Frans Francken the Younger

Location
Not on display
Further information

This portrait of the Antwerp artist, Frans Francken the Younger, together with the one beside it of Pieter Brueghel the Younger, is part of van Dyck's 'Iconography' – a series of engraved and etched likenesses of leading personalities. Van Dyck etched 19 portraits for the 'Iconography'; the remainder were engraved by professional printmakers based on drawings and 'grisaille' oil sketches by van Dyck. The set of 80 portraits was printed and published by Martin van den Enden. After van Dyck's death the plates were sold to another Antwerp publisher, Gillis Hendrickx, who reissued the set in 1645. The gallery's impression comes from this edition.

Year
circa 1625-circa 1636
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
24.4 x 15.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1940
Accession number
7046