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Anna Maria van Schurman

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Anna Maria van Schurman

by Cornelis van Dalen the Younger, published by Frederick de Wit, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, mid 17th century
12 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. (310 mm x 246 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
Reference Collection
NPG D43045

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In 1657, Johnson painted a monochromatic, 'grisaille', portrait of Anna Maria (now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington), evidently designed as the model for a print. The print, an engraving, was made by Cornelis van Dalen the Younger; its third state, shown here, includes a verse by poet and diplomat Constantijn Huygens.

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  • NPG D28455: Anna Maria van Schurman (from same plate)
  • NPG D43046: Anna Maria van Schurman (from same plate)
  • NPG D43047: Anna Maria van Schurman (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Charles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.

Art and science

The Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.

International

Philip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.

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