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Sir Anthony van Dyck

(1599-1641), Painter

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist associated with 1023 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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Inigo Jones, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 603

Inigo Jones

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, feigned oval
NPG 603

Inigo Jones, after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 3128

Inigo Jones

after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
brown wash
NPG 3128

Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, reduced copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 287

Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

reduced copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas
NPG 287

Henrietta Maria, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 227

Henrietta Maria

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century, based on a work of circa 1632-1635
NPG 227

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1077

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633, based on a work of circa 1633
NPG 1077

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 2960

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633, based on a work of circa 1633
NPG 2960

Venetia, Lady Digby, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 5727

Venetia, Lady Digby

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633-1634
NPG 5727

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 519

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on panel, 17th-19th century, based on a work of circa 1635
NPG 519

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 843

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1635-1636
NPG 843

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 2137

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1635-1637
NPG 2137

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1906

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1635-1637
NPG 1906

Mountjoy Blount, 1st Earl of Newport; George Goring, Baron Goring, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 762

Mountjoy Blount, 1st Earl of Newport; George Goring, Baron Goring

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1635
NPG 762

Thomas Killigrew, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 892

Thomas Killigrew

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century, based on a work of circa 1635
NPG 892

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, reduced copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1489

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

reduced copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1635
NPG 1489

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 90

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, feigned oval, based on a work of 1636-1637
NPG 90

William Laud, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 171

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1636
NPG 171

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 4531

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1636
NPG 4531

Five Children of King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 267

Five Children of King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century, based on a work of 1637
NPG 267

King Charles II, studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 5705

King Charles II

studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1638
NPG 5705

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 5964

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1638
NPG 5964

Sir Kenelm Digby, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 486

Sir Kenelm Digby

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1640
NPG 486

John Finch, Lord Finch of Fordwich, possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 2125

John Finch, Lord Finch of Fordwich

possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1640
NPG 2125

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1654

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, feigned oval, based on a work of circa 1640
NPG 1654

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton, possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 473

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton

possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1640
NPG 473

Sir John Mennes, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 4097

Sir John Mennes

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 1640?
NPG 4097

Sir John Suckling, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 448

Sir John Suckling

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on panel, based on a work of circa 1640
NPG 448

Sir Edmund Verney, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG L202

Sir Edmund Verney

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1640
NPG L202

Sir Anthony van Dyck, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 6987

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1640
NPG 6987

William II of Orange-Nassau, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 964

William II of Orange-Nassau

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, early 18th century? based on a work of 1641
NPG 964

Henry Ireton, copy attributed to Robert Walker, after  Samuel Cooper, and  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 3301

Henry Ireton

copy attributed to Robert Walker, after Samuel Cooper, and Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1650
NPG 3301

Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton, copy by Henry Peart the Elder, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen), and  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1521

Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

copy by Henry Peart the Elder, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen), and Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 1680s or 1690s
NPG 1521

Margareta Snyders (née de Vos), by Robert Howlett, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG x199776

Margareta Snyders (née de Vos)

by Robert Howlett, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
albumen print, 1857
NPG x199776

Albert, Count of Arenberg, by Schelte Bolswert, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26236

Albert, Count of Arenberg

by Schelte Bolswert, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D26236

King Charles I, by Pieter de Jode I, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26302

King Charles I

by Pieter de Jode I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26302

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26384

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26384

Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, by Pieter de Jode I, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26432

Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by Pieter de Jode I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26432

Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26460

Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D26460

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26501

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26501

Lucas Vorsterman, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28354

Lucas Vorsterman

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, early to mid 17th century
NPG D28354

Margaret Lemon, by Jean Morin, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28462

Margaret Lemon

by Jean Morin, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching and line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D28462

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18353

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18353

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26337

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26337

King Charles I, probably after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26349

King Charles I

probably after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26349

King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26385

King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26385

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18352

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1620s-1640s
NPG D18352

King Charles I, by Michael Hayee, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D19852

King Charles I

by Michael Hayee, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1625-1650)
NPG D19852

Henrietta Maria, by Jonas Suyderhoef, published by  Pieter Claesz Soutman, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D20016

Henrietta Maria

by Jonas Suyderhoef, published by Pieter Claesz Soutman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published circa 1625-1650
NPG D20016

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18366

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D18366

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18367

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D18367

Henrietta Maria, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22776

Henrietta Maria

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
NPG D22776

Nicolaus Claudius Fabricius, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26286

Nicolaus Claudius Fabricius

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26286

Constantine Huygens, by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26289

Constantine Huygens

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26289

King Charles I, by Johannes Meyssens, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26304

King Charles I

by Johannes Meyssens, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26304

King Charles I, by Claes Jansz Visscher, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26350

King Charles I

by Claes Jansz Visscher, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26350

Henrietta Maria, by Jonas Suyderhoef, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26391

Henrietta Maria

by Jonas Suyderhoef, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26391

King Charles II, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26416

King Charles II

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26416

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel and his wife Aletheia, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26491

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel and his wife Aletheia

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26491

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26492

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26492

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26503

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26503

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