Sir Anthony van Dyck (artist)|
Flemish, 1599 - 1641
Catherine Howard, Lady d'Aubigny, c. 1638
oil on canvas
overall: 106.7 x 85.4 cm (42 x 33 5/8 in.)
Object 15 of 15
Catherine Howard married George, Lord d'Aubigny, in 1638, and Van Dyck's portrait is stylistically consistent with the date of her wedding. She holds a rose garland, a traditional emblem of betrothal. Van Dyck imbued her image with the elegance that pervaded the court of Charles I, where beauty was equated with idealized love and spiritual fulfillment.
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