Woollett, William (1735-85; English), after van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641; Flemish)
Date of acquisition unknown (by 1894)
Unidentified; present location unknown
Woollett made highly regarded prints after Benjamin West and others; in 1775 he became “engraver-in-ordinary” to King George III. His portrait of Rubens is listed in the catalogue raisonné of Woollett’s engravings by Louis Fagan (1885).
NGV 1894, p.109 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.45); NGV 1905, p.121 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.23)
See Louis Fagan, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Engraved Works of William Woollett,London: The Fine Art Society, 1885, p.37, cat.no.lxxxviii (available online). See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Woollett