16 Antique Portrait Franciscus Valdesius, Hispani Dux 135


Title: Portrait Franciscus Valdesius, Hispani Dux exercitus by C. Visscher
Author: C. Visscher
PlaceAndYear: Haarlem,1649
Description: Very scarce half length portrait of Franciscus Valdesius ( Francis Valdez, Valdes or Baldes), printed in 1649. Franciscus Valdesius ( Valdez) is known is known as the Commander of the Spanish troops during the surrounding in 1574 of Leiden (seen over his shoulder in the background), engraved by Cornelis Visscher (1628 - 1658), who collaborated with the publisher Pieter Soutman in a series of four numbered portraits commemorating key figures in the siege story. This offered portrait is number I of the series of 4.
Dimensions: Overall size: 16 1/4 x11,9 inch (41 x 30 cm)
Condition: Very Good
Technique: Copper engraving
  • Number: 1351221
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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