Anthony Van Dyck

1599-1641 Flemish-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Sir Anthony van Dyck, the son of a silk trader, was born in Antwerp. By the age of ten, Hendrick van Balen, also of Antwerp, took him on as an apprentice. In 1615, he set up a workshop, and the Guild of Saint Luke admitted him in 1618. By this year he was working in the atelier of Peter Paul Rubens. In 1620, he visited London where James I paid him £100 for services.
From 1621, Van Dyck travelled to Italy, a trip inspired by the collection of Titian and Veronese's paintings belonging to the Earl of Arundel in England. In Rome, he had disagreements with the Bentvueghels who were a group of Flemish and Dutch artists that set up there the year before. Genoa was his principal residence from where he went to Palermo and received notable commissions, the Madonna of the Rosary being one, however, with the outbreak of plague he returned to Genoa. Having already been influenced by Rubens, the works of Italian artists including Correggio, also influenced him in Genoa. It is there that he developed his true grand style of portraiture which had been encouraged initially by Rubens.
He returned to Antwerp c. 1626 where he painted historical subjects and portraits. Archduchess Isabella engaged him there, and he worked for the Prince of Orange in the Hague. Van Dyck achieved his meteoric rise to fame primarily through his portraiture as Court Painter to Charles I of England. He was designated Principal Painter in Ordinary to their Majesties at Saint James's, and in 1632, the King bestowed on him a Knighthood.
In 1634, he revisited Brussels and Antwerp. However, his trip to Paris upset him as Poussin received the commission to decorate the gallery of the Louvre, which was an engagement he had desired. He died back in England in 1641 and interred in Saint Paul's Cathedral. Anthony van Dyck's paintings were to influence many of England's great portraitists after him.

 

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Charles I in Three
Possitions

Charles the First in Three Possitions

Charles I and
St Antoine

Charles I with Seigneur de St Antoine

A
Family Group

A Family Group

George Villiers 2nd
Duke of Buckingham

George Villiers Second Duke of Buckingham and his Brother

Five Children
of Charles I

Five Children of Charles the First

Queen Henrietta
Maria

Queen Henrietta Maria

James
Stuart

James Stuart

Charles II as
Prince of Wales

CharlesThe Second as Prince of Wales

Father
Jean Charles

Father Jean Charles della Faille

Lady Elisabeth
and Dorothy

LadyElisabeth Timbleby and Dorothy, Viscountess Andover

Philadelphia
and Elisabeth

Philadelphia and Elisabeth Wharton

Princess Henrietta
Maria of France

Princess Henrietta Maria of France

Philippe
le Roy

Philippe le Roy

Marie de
Reat

Marie de Reat wife of Philippe le Roy

William II
and Henrietta

William the Second Prince of Orange and Henrietta Mary Stuart Daughter of Charles the First

Infant
King James II

Infant King James the Second

Margaret
Lemom Mistress

Margaret Lemon

An Aristocratic
Genoese

An aristocratic Genoese

Wife of
an Aristocratic

Wife of an Aristocratic Genoese

Prince Rupert
Of the Rhine

Prince Rupert Of the Rhine

Charles Louis
Elector Palatine

Charles Louis Elector Palatine

Family
Portrait

Family Portrait

Henrietta Maria
with Dwarf

Hentietta Maria with Dwarf sir Geffrey Hudson

Three Children
of Charles I

Three Children of Charles the First

Lord John and
Lord B Stuart

Lord John and Lord Bernadr Stuart

Porzia
Imperiale

Porzia Imperiale and her Daughter

Princess
Mary

Princess Mary

Charles
I

Charles the First

Lomellini
Family

Lomellini Family

Abraham
and Isaac

Abraham and Isaac

Saint
Martin Dividing

Saint Martin Dividing his Cloak

Charles I
No 2

Charles the First Number Two

Study of
a Head

Study of a Head

Boy
Standing

Boy Standing on a Terrace

Children of
Charles I

Childre of Charles the First

An Apostle with
Folded Hands

An Apostle with Folded Hands

Anna van
Craesbecke

Anna van Craesbecke

Cardinal Guido
Bentivoglio

Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio

Charles the Fifth
on Horseback

Charles the Fifth on Horseback

Charles the First
King of England

Charles the First King of England at the Hunt

Charles the First
of England

Charles the First of England and Henrietta of France

Diana Cecil
Countess of Oxford

Diana Cecil Countess of Oxford

Jacques
Le Roy

Jacques Le Roy

Joost
de Hertoghe

Joost de Hertoghe

Crowning
with Thorns

Crowning with Thorns

Cupid
and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Drunk
Campion

Drunk Campion Supported by a Fauna and a Bacchante

Entry of Christ
into Jerusalem

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem


Crucifixion

Crucifixion


Deposition

Deposition


Golgotha

Golgotha

Jupiter
and Antiope

Jupiter and Antiope

Justus van
Meerstraeten

Justus van Meerstraeten

Member of the
Balbi Family

Member of the Balbi Family

Portrait of a Noble
Genoese Lady

Portrait of a Noble Genoese Lady

Portrait
of a Man

Portrait of a Man

Portrait of Maria
de Tassis

Portrait of Maria de Tassis

Princes Palatine
Charles-Louis-

Princes Palatine Charles-Louis the First and his Brother Robert

Self
Portrait

Self Portrait

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Saint George
and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint
Jerome

Saint Jerome

Samson
and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

The Brazen
Serpent

The Brazen Serpent

Sir Endymion
Porter

Sir Endymion Porter and the Artist

The Marchesa of
Elena Grimaldi

The Marchesa of Elena Grimaldi Wife of Marquis Nicola Cattaneo

The Painter Frans
Snyders and his Wife

The Painter Frans Snyders and his Wife

The Shepherd
Boy Paris

The Shepherd Boy Paris

The Lamentation
of Christ

The Lamentation of Christ

The Capture
of Christ

The Capture of Christ

Venus Asks Vulcan to
Cast Arms for her Son

Venus Asks Vulcan to Cast Arms for her Son Aeneas

Thomas Killigrew
and Lord Croft

Thomas Killigrew and Lord Croft

portrait study of
a bearded man

portrait study of a bearded man