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Anon (probably Robert van Voerst 1597-1635)
Portrait of Peter Oliver
about 1630-1645


An incredibly fresh proof impression

Artist: Anon (probably Robert van Voerst 1597-1635)
Title: Portrait of Peter Oliver
Date: about 1630-1645
School: Dutch, British, XVIIth-century
Medium: engraving
Dimensions: 230 x 170mm (sheet)
Watermark:  Arms of Amsterdam
Inscriptions/marks: none
Condition: brilliant impression of the proof state before engraved inscription added, trimmed to the plate mark

Description: Portrait of the English miniature painter Peter Oliver, half-length to right but looking towards left, pointing with his left hand towards the left, wearing a dark cape; proof before letters; after Adriaen Hanneman. The Hanneman portrait is in the Royal Collection. Robert van Voerst came to England from Holland to work with Van Dyck on the Iconography about 1627. He was appointed royal engraver to Charles I in 1630.

Reference: O’Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits, vol. III, p. 371 (Oliver), 2 (as Anon after Hanneman). See also BM P,1.268 for another proof impression with ink inscription.
Provenance: Christopher Mendez at the London Original Print Fair, 2004