The Property of a Gentleman
Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas
unframed: 53.8 x 42.8 cm.; 21 1/4 x 16 7/8 in.
framed: 66 x 55 cm.; 26 x 21 5/8 in.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is slightly discoloured. There is a degree of wear visible, particularly in the background of the painting, and there are some small spots of discoloured retouching visible in the saint's face at the tip of his nose, around his left eye, and in his forehead and cheek. There are also some discoloured retouchings visible in the background to the left of his chin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals areas of strengthening which fluoresce lightly through the saint's hear, eyebrows and eyelids, beard, nose and mouth, as well as throughout his shoulders and chest, and around the shadows of his hand, arm and the flagpole. There is also some retouching to disguise the network of craquelure in the background upper left. Despite these the paintings presents fairly well in its current state.
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Based on the autograph panel by Van Dyck (66 x 51 cm.) in a private collection, England.1
1 S.J. Barnes et al., Van Dyck, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London 2004, p. 47, cat. no. I.31, reproduced.