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Anthony van Dyck

November 11 – February 24, 1990
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83

Sir Anthony van Dyck, The Virgin as Intercessor, 1628/1629, oil on canvas, Widener Collection, 1942.9.88

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 86 paintings and 16 oil sketches from all periods of Van Dyck's career documented the full range of his work, from portraiture to religious and mythological paintings. The exhibition, brought together from Europe, the USSR, Canada, and the United States, marked the 350th anniversary of Van Dyck's death in 1641. An all-day symposium on Van Dyck was held on November 17.

Organization: Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery, and Susan J. Barnes, senior curator of Western art at the Dallas Museum of Art, were exhibition curators. A committee assisted in the selection of the works: Christopher Brown, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Julius S. Held, Roger d'Hulst, Irina Linnik, Annaliese Mayer-Meintschel, Sir Oliver Millar, and Hubertus Falkner von Sonnenburg. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: An indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities supported the exhibition.

Attendance: 225,632

Catalog: Anthony van Dyck, by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

Brochure: Anthony van Dyck. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

Dyck, Anthony van, Sir
Flemish, 1599 - 1641