Dyck, Anthony van; painter; Flemish artist, 1599-1641
circa 1635 1637
Formerly 'Studio of van Dyck'.
oil paint; medium
oil on canvas
height, canvas, 121.6, cm
width, canvas, 97.1, cm
weight, frame, 17.5, kg
bequeathed; 1937; Shannon, Charles Haslewood
Anon. sale, Christie's, 30 January 1920 (267); coll. Charles Ricketts and C.H. Shannon
William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury probably sat to van Dyck in 1635. Along with Strafford he was one of the King's most ardent and effective servants and like Strafford, he paid for his loyalty with his life. The quality of the Fitzwilliam Museum's version of this portrait was recognised by Michael Jaffé and confirmed by Sir Oliver Millar following its cleaning and restoration twenty years ago. (Text from handlist 'Portraiture from van Dyck to Reynolds'.
label; verso; MS; L 783 / Graham Picture (which might perhaps be 50 years old)
label; verso, stretcher; printed; Agnew's, Bond St. & Manchester, no. 6992
Gerson, Horst. Goodison, J. W.. 1960. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, Dutch and Flemish.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 37-38
Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 50
Jaffé, Michael, Professor. 'Van Dyck Studies I: The portrait of Archbishop Laud'.London?:
Source Title: Burlington Magazine(1982)
Reproduced with details.
Object Number: 2043
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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