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Justus Sustermans (1597-1681)


Etching by Anthony Van Dyck, third state (of five)

This is a later state, with changes made after Gillis Hendricx acquired the plates in 1644. The foul-biting (see printmaking terms) apparent in the first state has been burnished away, and an inscription has been added, identifying Sustermans as Antwerp painter to the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Here, Susterman's name is spelt Judocus Citermans; in the next state the spelling is altered to Justus Suttermans.

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