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Tour: Sir Anthony Van Dyck

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image of Maddalena Cattaneo image of The Prefect Raffaele Raggi image of A Genoese Noblewoman and Her Son
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image of Lady with a Fan image of The Virgin as Intercessor image of Philip, Lord Wharton
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Anthony van Dyck, a true genius at portraiture, revealed the aspirations of his sitters. He often flatteringly elongated his subjects and portrayed them sharply from below to enhance their stature. With elaborate settings, symbolic accessories, and suggestions of movement, Van Dyck made his sitters seem at once grand and alive, inaugurating a style of formal portraiture that is still emulated today. Van Dyck's elegant likenesses were sought eagerly in the Low Countries as well as in Italy and England, where he was knighted. His mythological and religious scenes were also greatly admired and profoundly influenced later generations of artists. (continue)


1Sir Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of a Flemish Lady, probably 1618
2Sir Anthony van Dyck, Isabella Brant, 1621
3Sir Anthony van Dyck, Susanna Fourment and Her Daughter, 1621
4Sir Anthony van Dyck, Marchesa Balbi, c. 1623
5Sir Anthony van Dyck, Marchesa Elena Grimaldi Cattaneo, 1623
6Sir Anthony van Dyck, Filippo Cattaneo, 1623
7Sir Anthony van Dyck, Maddalena Cattaneo, 1623
8Sir Anthony van Dyck, The Prefect Raffaele Raggi, c. 1625
9Sir Anthony van Dyck, A Genoese Noblewoman and Her Son, c. 1626
10Sir Anthony van Dyck, Lady with a Fan, c. 1628
11Sir Anthony van Dyck, The Virgin as Intercessor, 1628/1629
12Sir Anthony van Dyck, Philip, Lord Wharton, 1632
13Sir Anthony van Dyck, Queen Henrietta Maria with Sir Jeffrey Hudson, 1633
14Sir Anthony van Dyck, Henri II de Lorraine, c. 1634
15Sir Anthony van Dyck, Catherine Howard, Lady d'Aubigny, c. 1638