CLOUWET, Petrus. After Abraham van DIEPENBEECK

Portrait of the Antwerp physician Michaël Boudewyns (1591-1681), president of the "Collegium medicum".

[Antwerp], C. 1664

29 x 20 cm, sign. "Abraham a Diepenbeeck delineauit excudi iussit / Petrus Clouwet sculpsit".

Portrait of Boudewyns made to commemorate his appointment as physician at St-Elizabeth Hospital in 1664. He is depicted knee-length, turned slightly to the left, facing the viewer, standing in a room with a bookcase (date 1664 written on the top), pointing at an anatomical plate in a book lying open on a table. Coat of arms in the upper corner; below, the caption "Michaël Boudewyns / Patriae suae celeberrimae urbis Antverpiensis medic. et philosoph. / doctor pensionatius, anatomiae et chirurgiae praelector, / hospitalis S[anct]ae Elysabethae medicus et coll. med. praeses.". This plate engraved by Clouwet (1629-1670) after a drawing by Van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675) was reprinted in Foppens's "Bibliotheca Belgica" (Brussels, 1739, II, facing p. 890).
Ref. British Museum Collection online (issue reproduced). - Wellcome Library 1290i (original etching by A. van Diepenbeeck). - Biogr. nat. II:797/799.
Prov. Public auction Van Herck Dec. 1992 (ms. label).

€ 500 / 700

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