The seventh child of Frans van Dyck, a wealthy Antwerp silk merchant, Anthony painted from an early age. He was successful as an independent painter in his late teens, and became a master in the Antwerp guild in 1618. By this time he was working in the studio of the leading northern painter of the day, Peter Paul Rubens, who became a major influence on his work. Van Dyck worked in London for some months in 1621, then returned to Flanders for a brief time, before travelling to Italy, where he stayed until 1627, mostly in Genoa. In the late 1620s he completed his greatly admired Iconography series of portrait etchings, mostly of other artists. He spent five years in Flanders after his return from Italy, and from 1630 was court painter for the archduchess Isabella, Habsburg Governor of Flanders. In 1632 he returned to London to be the main court painter, at the request of Charles I of England.
This rare painting by Anthony van Dyck was purchased in the USA. If you need more photos I will return to the storage (museum) and take them at your request.
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The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on canvas with unknown measurements. The painting depicts a kneeing bearded man dressed in a red coat. In the upper right corner trees or palm trees are visible. The style of the depiction of the face and the fabric and the machine woven canvas are a hint that this painting was made in the second half of the 20th century by an unknown artist.
Works by this artist were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided but the stretcher is missing.
A fair market estimation would be between 30 to 60 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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