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Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter

Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Artist associated with 1000 portraits
Sir Anthony Van Dyck was by far the most influential painter to have worked in Britain during the seventeenth century. Flemish by birth, he found patronage in a number of European countries, but his longest stay was in England, which he made his home from the beginning of his second visit in 1632 until his death in 1641 (with a break back in Antwerp in 1634-5). While his predecessors from the Low Countries had brought to Britain hints of what painting might become, it was Van Dyck who decisively turned British portraiture away from the stiff, formal 'iconic' approach of Tudor and Jacobean painting. In England he developed the distinctive fluid, shimmering style that was to dominate portraiture in Britain not just during the seventeenth century but right up until the early years of the twentieth century. Rewarded by his most famous patron, Charles I, with a knighthood, his enduring influence - and a sense that it would be impossible to better him - was universally recognised and remarked on not only by his contemporaries but also by his successors.

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6987

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1640
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D28257

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Johannes Meyssens, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
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D28269

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
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D38809

Sir Peter Paul Rubens; Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
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D30353

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1644
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D20908

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1644 (circa 1633)
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D1326

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1644
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
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D18899

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Wallerant Vaillant, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1650-1675
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D28258

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Jan van der Bruggen, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, 1682
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D4552

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by and published by Jan van der Bruggen, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, 1682
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D20101

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by and published by Jan van der Bruggen, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, 1682
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D28256

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
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D28264

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 18th century
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D28255

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

probably by George Bickham the Younger
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D28259

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D28262

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
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D28266

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by Francis Perry, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple and line engraving, mid 18th century
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D28260

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, late 18th century
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D28261

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, late 18th century
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D28268

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by John Girtin, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
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