Hannibal 2023 NL

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This Phoebus Focus tells the remarkable story of Johannes I Gansacker (1592-1664) and the remarkable history of his portrait. It allows us to interpret Gansacker as one of the many young, ambitious entrepreneurs in seventeenth-century Antwerp. A self-made social climber who was only too happy to be portrayed at the beginning of that climb by a painter with exactly the same ambitions as him, namely Anthony Van Dyck.