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

Portrait of Jacques Le Roy

Oil on canvas, 118 x 101 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This portrait of Jacques Le Roy dates from van Dyck's Antwerp period. The sitter was a leading figure in Flemish society, a member of the Brabant Chamber of Commerce and its president in 1632. He also held public office in the service of the Spanish monarchy in the Netherlands.