PONTIUS, Paulus
(b. 1603, Antwerpen, d. 1658, Antwerpen)

Portrait of Constantijn Huygens

1630s
Engraving, 273 x 175 mm
British Museum, London

Paulus Pontius engraved Anthony van Dyck most evocative known image of Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), the Dutch poet and composer, secretary to two Princes, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens.