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


c. 1632
Oil on canvas, 79 x 62 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

King Charles I knighted the Flemish painter in 1632, the chain may be a gift from their royal majesties. The portrait sits within an oval, its neutral background a departure from the allegorical, aristocratic drapes and proto-Romantic landscapes usually adorning his portraits.