Van Dyck’s magnificent self-portrait has embarked on a major, three year tour, celebrating its acquisition for the nation in 2014. The tour gives visitors in Margate, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and London the chance to see the portrait, and appreciate this important work in the context of British history and art.

CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain
National Portrait Gallery, London
16 September 2016 – 8 January 2017

The National Portrait Gallery has the most important collection of early British self-portraits in the world. This display explores the development of the genre in Britain and considers Van Dyck’s final self-portrait in the context of this fascinating collection.


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