after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, feigned oval
25 1/4 in. x 21 in. (641 mm x 533 mm)
Given by J. Fuller Russell, 1880
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- Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 996 portraits, Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
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Born in London, Jones gained a profound knowledge of architecture on his various visits to the continent. In 1613-4 he acted as an advisor on antiques to the Earl of Arundel on a tour of Germany and Italy. He was deeply influenced in his work as an architect by the monuments of antiquity and those of the Italian renaissance, especially the work of Palladio. His earliest work in England was as a designer of stage-sets for court masques and it was he who introduced the proscenium arch and movable scenery.