van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) by Scholes, Robert

Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641) Flemish painter who spent a considerable amount of time in England, painting portraits of royalty and aristocracy. He began as a sutudent-assistant to , but soon made his own reputation. His elegant way of portraying the aristocracy was very influential on such later painters as and and on the aristocratic ideal in England. Rubens Gainsborough Reynolds

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