Sir Anthony Van Dyck

1 portrait of Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, by and published by Jan van der Bruggen, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1682 - NPG D20101 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck

by and published by Jan van der Bruggen, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, 1682
11 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (290 mm x 225 mm) plate size; 11 7/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (303 mm x 234 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D20101


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  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Sitter associated with 31 portraits, Artist associated with 1012 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1012 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
  • Jan van der Bruggen (1648-1649-1714), Engraver, mezzotinter and publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D4552: Sir Anthony Van Dyck (from same plate)
  • NPG D28258: Sir Anthony Van Dyck (from same plate)

Placesback to top

  • Place made: France (rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, France)

Events of 1682back to top

Current affairs

Whig politician, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the case of high treason dropped against him, attempts to co-ordinate uprisings around the country over the exclusion crisis; he is ultimately forced to flee to the Netherlands. Bideford Witch Trial condemns three women to death, the last to be hanged for witchcraft in England.

Art and science

Dramatist Thomas Otway's play, Venice Preserv'd, is first staged. Dedicated to the king's influential French mistress, Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, it becomes one of the most popular Restoration plays. Naturalist, John Ray, publishes Methodus plantarum nova, expounding his classification of plant species.

International

King of France, Louis XIV's determination to seize Spanish Luxembourg, and mobilization of French troops to the area, threatens the treaty of Nijmegen and security of the Dutch. Pressured by William of Orange and George Savile, Marquess of Halifax to take military action, the king opts for informal mediation.

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