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Vertue, George, 1684-1756, artist.
Paul Vansomer
Related Title:
Paul van Somer
[England, between 1720 and 1756?]
1 drawing : port. ; image 18.4 x 15 cm., mounted on sheet 23 x 16.5 cm.
Drawing that was later used for an engraving published in : Catalogue of engravers ... / digested by Mr. Horace Walpole from the mss. of Mr. George Vertue. Strawberry-Hill : Printed in the year MDCCLXIII [1763], opp. p.92.
Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library / by Allen T. Hazen. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1969, no. 3664
Portrait of Paul van Somer (1576-1621), Flemish painter and printmaker.
Purchased by Horace Walpole from Vertue's widow. Sold to Evans at the Strawberry Hill sale, viii.122. Purchased by Wilmarth S. Lewis from Drake, December 1949.
Copy Specific Notes:
Inscription in ink, in 18th century hand, under image: he livd and Dyd in Newport Street St Anns parish about 1709. The orig of this was drawn with the pen by himself, mediocre some portrait as he usually not very well and etched some prints.
  •  Somer, Paul van, 1576-1621 - Portraits.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Artists - Flemish - Portraits.
  • Ink drawings - British - 18th century.
  • Wash drawings - British - 18th century.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Somer, Paul van, 1576-1621, artist.
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