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Portrait of Joos de Damhouder, ca. 1628 - 1670

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 158 x 114 mm
  • Inv. 2014-JC

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Joos de Damhouder (Bruges, 1511 (?) - Antwerp, 1581) was a Bruges lawyer, alderman of the city and later raadpensionaris. In 1552, he was appointed commissioner of the Council of Finance and tresaurier-general of Emperor Charles V's troops by Mary of Hungary. The Damhouder triptych (1574) is kept in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges. This work is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the painter Pieter Pourbus' work. On both sides of the central panel with the Adoration of the Shepherds, De Damhouder is depicted with his four sons, three of whom were already deceased by then, and Louise de Chantraines, his wife, with their six daughters, three of whom were already deceased by then. The print shows him wearing a beret. The portrait is framed. In the margin are the coat of arms, the name and position of the person portrayed in Latin and a caption in Dutch.


Pieter II de Jode RKD
Antwerp 1606 - England 1674
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Title Portrait of Joos de Damhouder
Date ca. 1628 - 1670
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: IVDOCUS / DAMHOVDERIUS / I. V. D. eques, et questurae / Regiae, apud Belgas consil. / Obiit an. CIO. IOLXXXI / aetatis. LXX. / Den Dam ghehouden. / Is t' landt behouden.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: P de Iode Sculpsit
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-JC
Acquisition credit gift
Horenbant, Jozef
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-JC
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11518/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
44C34 politician, e.g. party leader Iconclass
44G law and jurisprudence Iconclass
44G16 lawyer, attorney at law Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(JOOS DE DAMHOUDER) historical person (JOOS DE DAMHOUDER) Iconclass
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