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image of Catherine Howard, Lady d'Aubigny 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.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.95
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From the Tour: Sir Anthony van Dyck
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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