Thursday, 15 September 2011
Anthony van Dyck
I have always been very fond of the portraits of Sir Anthony van Dyck who lived 1599 to 1641. He was a Flemish painter, but also worked in Italy, not to mention England- he became a painter at the court of Charles I. He painting often show off the clothes very well and I love how his persons really do look like persons with their own individuality. He also paints children that look like children, even if they are dressed like adults.
Queen Henrietta Maria. Love the orange on the silver.
Ladies in black and white.
Isabella van Assche
Lady Dorothy Dacre
Marie de Raet
Seventh Earl of Derby with his wife and child.
I suspect the blue cast on her collar and cuffs are blue starch, but theye clearly edged with black. And so is the one below, but they are so similar in posture, so prhaps the good van Dyck took a bit of a shortcut here...
Marchesa Paola Adorno Di Brignole
Lady Lucy Percy
Marchesa Elena Grimaldi. I love her red cuffs.