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Portrait of the Count of Krzysztof Opaliński. 1645.

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Portrait of the Count of Krzysztof Opaliński. 1645.

Engraving. 310 x 210.

Under the image in the center: Malo meveri, quam ambire; below: Christophorus Comes de Bnin Opalenski Palatinus posnaniensis… Legatus; at the bottom on the right: L.Vorsterman.

Inv. D 192.

There was an assumption that the engraving was made from the original of P. P. Rubens.

Literature: Nagler, Bd. 20, p. 542, № 24; Schneevoogt, C G Voorhelm. Catalogue des estampes gravées d'après P.P.Rubens. – Haarlem, 1873. – p. 185, № 265 Rooses Max. L'oeuvre de P. P. Rubens; histoire et description de ses tableaux et dessins. Vol. 1–5. – Anvers, 1886-1892. – Vol. 4. – p. 225, № 1012; Hymans H. Lucas Vorsterman : catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre – Bruxelles, 1893. – р. 151, № 138; Wurzbach, Alfred von. Niederländisches Künstlerlexikon. Bd. 1–2. – Amsterdam, 1906-1910. – Bd. 2. – p. 817, № 138.

Opalinsky, Christopher (Krzysztof) (1609–1655) – polish aristocrat, poet, from 1637 – Governor of Poznan, who for some time was Ambassador in France.

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