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

Portrait of an Old Man

c. 1618
Oil on panel, 107 x 77 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

This early portrait by van Dyck was painted during the period when the painter was working in Rubens's studio. The elegant armchair, in gold-embossed leather, is probably the same as that in Rubens's Portrait of Jan Vermoelen from 1616.