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Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of
Charles I in London. Van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life — whether real or imagined — made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century.
Credit: Exhibition Overview from The Frick Museum website
Whether you go or not, the exhibition catalog Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture provides a comprehensive survey of the portrait drawings, paintings, and prints of Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated portraitists of all time. His supremely elegant style and ability to convey a sense of a sitter’s inner life made him a favored portraitist among high-ranking figures and royalty across Europe, as well as among his fellow artists and art enthusiasts. Showcases the full range of Van Dyck’s fascinating international career with more than 100 works, including preparatory drawings and oil sketches that shed light on
Van Dyck’s working process, prints that allowed his work to reach a wider audience, and his grand painted portraits.