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Thursday 27 January 2022

Wolfgang Kilian’s engraving, “Portrait of Maria Anna of Spain”, 1639, after Lucas Kilian

Wolfgang Kilian (1581–1662)

“Portrait of Maria Anna of Spain” (1606–1646)—Holy Roman Empress consort; German Queen consort; Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia; Archduchess consort of Austria (1637–1646), 1639, after a drawing from direct study of Maria Anna (ad vivum delineavit) by Lucas Kilian (1579–1637).

Note that Diego Velázquez (aka Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (1599–1660) also executed a portrait of Maria Anna (c1630) from a very similar angle of view; see  

Engraving on laid paper trimmed along the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 22.7 x 16 cm.

Lettered in plate within the image borderline: (lower cartouche) “SERENISSIMA ET AVGVSTISSIMA DOMINA/ DOMINA MARIA, ROM IMPERATRIX. GERM. HVNG./ ET BOHEMIÆ REGINA. INFANS HISPANIARVM./ Eiusdem Augustissimæ Mariestati, humillimè ac deuote se suagq[ue] studia/ comendans L. m. dedicat Wolfg. Kilianus, Sculptor.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) Lucas Kilian Ad uiuum [vivum] delineauit [delineavit],”; (right) “Wolfgang Kilian Sculpsit. Anno 1639.”

State i (of i), a lifetime impression based on the crisp quality of line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate.

Hollstein 375 (Wolfgang Kilian); Hollstein 783 (after Lucas Kilian); Drugulin 13043; Hirth 1887

Condition: an exceptionally fine (near faultless) richly inked impression, trimmed along the image borderline and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this magnificent engraved bust-length portrait of Maria Anna of Spain shown in an oval frame with two putti each holding a crown and a larger crown over her head—possibly the three crowns signify her roles as queen of Hungary and Bohemia and (from 1637) as the Holy Roman Empress (but I may be wrong)—for a total cost of AU$322 (currently US$226.64/EUR203.27/GBP169.31 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkably rich engraved impression—undoubtedly a lifetime impression as the linework shows no signs of wear to the printing plate—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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