Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck (1599—1641) was a Flemish Baroque painter and famous court painter in England.

Anthony van Dyck Summary

  • Born to a family of merchants from Antwerp, became a professional painter by the age of 15
  • Acknowledged by Rubens as his best pupil, their relationship is overall obscure
  • In 1620 employed by King James I of England; sees the work of Titian in London
  • During his residence in Italy witnessed the plague of 1624 in Sicily
  • His style of portraiture, developed in London, became a standard for two centuries
  • Died in London after painting for the King for many years

Anthony van Dyck Famous Paintings

  • Christ Crowned with Thorns (c. 1620)
  • Luigia Cattaneo-Gentile (c. 1622)
  • Elena Grimaldi (1623)
  • Nicholas Lanier (1628)
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt (c. 1630)
  • Portrait of Jacques Le Roy (1631)
  • Charles I with M. de St Antoine (1633)
  • Equestrian Portrait of Thomas Francis (1634)
  • Princess Mary, Daughter of Charles I (c. 1637)
  • Portrait of Mary Hill, Lady Kiligrew (1638)

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