Portrait of a Man in Armour

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London


Portrait of a Man in Armour


Model for the portrait of Raphael Raggio, National Gallery, Washington

Oil on canvas
99 x 73,5 cm


A close and seemingly late copy of the painting is in the Cincinnati Museum (ill. see M.A. Scott, Dutch, Flemish and German Paintings in the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1987, no. 19).
The Raggio family commissioned biographies and portraits, celebrating their distinguished forebears.

Substantial retouching in hands and background.
A condition report is in preparation.

LITERATURE:
John Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Felmish and French Painters, London 1831, no. 639 and London 1942, no. 88
Jules Guiffrey, Antoine van Dyck - sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris 1882, no. 974
Eighth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters, Paintings by Anthony van Dyck, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit 1929, no. 22
Gustav Glück, Van Dyck, vol. XIII, Klassiker der Kunst, Stuttgart 1931, p. 209
Susan J. Barnes, Van Dyck in Italy, New York 1986, no. 45
Erik Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Freren 1988, no. A70
Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar, Horst Vey, Van Dyck - A complete catalogue of the paintings, New Haven and London 2004, p. 220, no. II.89, ill.

PROVENANCE:
5th Lord Vernon, Sudbury Hall (d.1866, sold by 9th Lord Vernon, d.1963)
Colnaghi & Knoedler, London
William Butterworth, Moline, Illinois (acquired 1917)
Charles Deere Wiman, Moline, Ill.
Patricia Wiman Hewitt
Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Sotheby's New York, May 19, 1994, lot no. 19
Private collection, Southern Germany

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