National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Portrait of a Flemish Lady Sir Anthony van Dyck (artist)
Flemish, 1599 - 1641
Portrait of a Flemish Lady, probably 1618
oil on canvas
overall: 123 x 90 cm (48 7/16 x 35 7/16 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1940.1.14
Not on View
From the Tour: Sir Anthony van Dyck
Object 1 of 15

Provenance

Pierre Crozat [1665-1740], Paris; by inheritance to his nephews, first to Louis-François Crozat, marquis du Châtel [1691-1750], Paris, and then [on Louis-François' death without a male heir] to Louis-Antoine Crozat, baron de Thiers [1699-1770], Paris; the latter's heirs; purchased 1772, through Denis Diderot [1713-1784] as an intermediary, by Catherine II, empress of Russia [1729-1796], for the Imperial Hermitage Gallery, Saint Petersburg; purchased between June 1930 and April 1931 through (Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; and M. Knoedler & Co., New York) by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; his estate; deeded 8 March 1938 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[1] gift 1940 to NGA.

[1] The dates of the Mellon purchase and deed to Trust are according to Mellon collection files in NGA curatorial records and David Finley's notebook, donated to the National Gallery of Art in 1977, now in the Gallery Archives.

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