Engravings of two busts by Lucas Vorstermans, after Rubens,
Plato, engraved by Lucas Vorstermans, circa 1620.
Lettered in lower margin, with title and production details: "Pet. Paul Rubens pinxit" and "Luc. Vorstermans sculp." Size - 136mm x 93mm.
After the painting by Rubens made for Balthasar Moretus, see below.
Seneca Engraved by Lucas Vorstermans after Rubens.
Lucas Vorstermans (1595 - 1675) - Engraver, etcher, draughtsman and publisher, the finest in Rubens school; broke with Rubens mid 1622 and left the latter's studio after a row. Came to London in 1624; returned to Antwerp via Paris in 1630; went blind in 1650s. On 11 July 1622 he received a six-year privilege as a publisher from Archduchess Isabella of Austria; teacher of Paulus Pontius, Martinus van der Goes and Hans Witdoeck; father of Lucas Vorsterman II.
Images and information from the British Museum.
Rubens - Study of Two heads, circa 1609.
27 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (69.9 x 52.1 cm)
Metropolitan Museum - Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967.