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Carlos Coloma, Marqués de la Espinar, after Anthony van Dyck, from the Iconography
36.6 cm x 27.4 cm (14 7/16 in. x 10 13/16 in.)
(Antwerp, Flanders (Belgium), 1603 - 1658, Antwerp)
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Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Simkowitz in memory of Amy Cecelia Simkowitz-Rogers, 1997
Coloma was a Spanish military commander in Milan and a military writer. He translated the texts of Tacitus, first-century historian of the Roman Empire, from Latin to the vernacular. He carries the Baton of Command, an identifying attribute present in almost all of Van Dyck’s military portraits.