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

An Apostle with Folded Hands

Paper on oak panel, 57 x 45 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Some of Van Dyck's Apostles were painted for cycles along Spanish lines. They suggest spiritual self-portraits as defined by their subjects. These busts share an informal authenticity and lack of academic decorum.