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Inscription

lower left in plate: Ant.van Dyck pinxit. / R.V. VORST Sculp.; across bottom in plate: SIMON VOVET. / PARISIENSIS PRIMVS GALLIARVM REGIS PICTOR / HISTORIARVM IN MAIORI FORMA.

Provenance

Frances Molesworth (inscribed 1777, and again as a gift to [illegible] 1780); Juliana Woodforde (inscribed "Oct. 14, 1832"). Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; gift to NGA, 1990.

Exhibition History
2001
The Unfinished Print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001, as Self-Portrait from illustrated volume Le Cabinet des plus beaux Portraits ... faits par le fameux Antoine van Dyck.
2004
"The Unfinished Print", The Frick Collection, New York, 2004.
Bibliography
1884
Dutuit, Eugène. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Vol. I, IV-VI. Paris: A Levy, 1884-1885. Reprint. Amsterdam: G.W. Hissink, 1970-1972.
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge
1991
Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Marie. L'iconographie d'Antoine van Dyck: Cataloque raisonné. 2 vols. 2nd ed. Brussels, 1991.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Anthony Van Dyck, Simon Turner, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 100, state vii/vii.