Friday, November 20, 2015

Satin

Anthony van Dyck
Enrique Liberti, Musician
ca. 1627-32
Prado

Anthony van Dyck
Mary Ruthven, Lady van Dyck
ca. 1639
Prado

The young Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was introduced to the English court of Charles I by his compatriot Peter Paul Rubens and made a spectacular success there. Van Dyck was knighted by Charles, named Principal Painter, awarded a pension, and married to one of the acknowledged beauties of the English court, Mary Ruthven (immediately above). The 1630s brought pleasure and triumph, with no substantial or particularly audible warnings that the 1640s would be different, would in fact bring disaster to the entire tribe of satin-covered courtiers and an early death to Van Dyck himself.


Anthony van Dyck
Sir Endymion Porter & Anthony van Dyck
ca. 1635
Prado 

Anthony van Dyck
Self-portrait
ca. 1640
National Portrait Gallery (U.K.)

Anthony van Dyck
Lady de La Warr
ca. 1638
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of a man
ca. 1628-32
Prado

Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of a woman
ca. 1628
Prado

Anthony Van Dyck
Princess Mary, daughter of Charles I
ca. 1637
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anthony Van Dyck
Venetia, Lady Digby
1633-34
National Portrait Gallery (U.K.)

Anthony van Dyck
Peeter Symons, Painter
ca. 1630-32
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anthony van Dyck
Diana Cecil, Countess of Oxford
1638
Prado

Anthony van Dyck
Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
1631-32
Prado

Anthony van Dyck
Policena Spinola, marquesa de Legan├ęs
1620s
Prado

Anthony van Dyck
Man with Lute
ca. 1627
Prado