DYCK, Sir Anthony van
(b. 1599, Antwerpen, d. 1641, London)

Equestrian portrait

c. 1627
Oil on canvas, 262 x 163 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

It used to be believed this was the portrait of the painter Cornelis de Wael whom van Dyck knew in Italy. However, the man in the portrait does not look similar to other portraits of de Wael. It is possible the model was a member of the Genovese Balbi family.