Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Victorian Die Cut of Van Dyck

Description of Illustration: Victorian illustration of Van Dyck, restored die cut, moustache, artist
Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He did not live during the Victorian era but he was much loved by Victorians. (1599-1641)
       He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draughtsman, and was an important innovator in watercolor and etching. Read more . . . 
 
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