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Monday 25 March 2024

Paulus Pontius, “Gerardus Honthorst”, 1630–45, after Anthony van Dyck

Paulus Pontius (aka Paulus du Pont) (1603–1658)

“Gerardus Honthorst” (aka “Portret van de schilder Gerard van Honthorst”), 1630–45, a half-length portrait of the Dutch artist, Gerard van Honthorst (aka Gherardo della Notte; Gerrit van Honthorst; Gherardo della Notte; Gherardo delle Notti) (1590–1656), who was trained under Abraham Bloemaert, influenced by Caravaggio and famous for his night time scenes (see, from the series, “Icones Principum Virorum”, after a painting by Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641).

Engraving on fine laid paper with Seven Provinces’ “States Lions” watermark of Jan Honig & Zoonen (18th century) featuring a rampant heraldic lion wielding a sword and holding a bundle of seven darts (see Churchill no. 120, p. LXXXV) with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 33.5 x 24.1 cm; (plate) 23.9 x 16.9 cm; (image borderline) 21.6 x 16.7 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Ant. van Dyck pinxit/ Paul du Pont Sculp.”; (centre) “GERARDVS HONTHORST/ HAGÆ COMITIS PICTOR HUMANARUM FIGVRARARVM MAIORṼ.”; (RIGHT) Cum priuilegio”/

Final state: vii (New Hollstein); viii (Hollstein)

Hollstein Dutch 87-8(8); New Hollstein Dutch 67-7(7); Mauquoy-Hendricx (van Dyck) 52-8(8)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Portrait of Gerard van Honthorst, half-length turned to left but looking towards the viewer, with long hair, moustache and beard, wearing a large flat collar, buttoned doublet and cloak, holding his left hand at the level of his chest, against a background of clouds; seventh state with initials of [G]illis Hendricx burnished; after Anthony van Dyck (

See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression with wide margins and in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this masterwork of engraving for the total cost of AU$263 (currently US$171.48/EUR158.49/GBP136.10 at the time of posting this print) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 superb impression of a very beautiful engraving, 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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