Anthony van Dyck

Sir Anthony van Dyck ( 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. He is most famous for his portraits of King Charles I of England and Scotland 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 paintedbiblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draftsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching.


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