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Portrait of Adolf of Nassau. Ca. 1644.

Portrait of Adolf of Nassau. Ca. 1644.

From the series"Comites Nassoviae".
After the drawing by P. Soutman.
Engraving. 440 x 360.
Below the image in the center: ADOLPHUS NASSAVIUS, ROM. IMPERATOR, etc; near the lower edge: P. Soutman inven: Effigiavit et excud. cum privil P. v. Somp. Sculpt.
Inv. G 333.
Literature: Nagler, Bd. 17, p. 62, № 1; Le Blanc, t. 3, p. 565 (№ 25); Wurzbach, Bd. 2, p. 639.
Soutman, Pieter (1580, Harlem – 1657, Harlem) – painter, engraver and publisher. Student of Rubens. He founded a workshop in Harlem, where he taught engraving in the spirit of Rubens. Jonas Süderhof, Cornelis Visscher and Jan Timans were among his students.
Adolf of Nassau (until 1250–1298) – Count of Nassau (from 1276) and King of Germany (from 1292).

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