Art and Artifice
Anthony Van Dyck - "Portrait of a Woman"
1636-1637 oil on canvas, Flemish
Born "Antoon van Dyck " in Antwerp, Belgium. He lived from March 22, 1599 to December 9, 1641.
Anthony Van Dyck was one of the most highly successful artists of his era. Though born in Belgium, Van Dyck eventually became a 'denizen' of England in 1638 because of the efforts of King Charles I to keep Van Dyck busy and making pictures for his royal house. Van Dyck traveled often and was a highly sough portrait artist. He also was an innovative in other art fields, particularly etching.
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Original Page July 2013