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Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Lucas Van Uffel

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Lucas Van Uffel

Portrait of Lucas Van Uffel

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Sir Anthony van Dyck

Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London

Portrait of Lucas Van Uffel

oil on oak panel, en grisaille

20.3 x 16.2 cm.; 8 x 6⅜in.

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's: The oak support is well preserved. It is slightly convex in profile and there is a fine hairline fracture running horizontally and centrally through the composition. The paint layer is stable and secure and in a good preserved state. Fine details to the face are very well preserved and the skillful and energetic application of the paint is evident. U-V light shows slight augmentation of the more thinly painted areas to the lower right quadrant, along the horizontal fracture and to a 1cm wide strip along the top edge. Sensitivity to the modelling of the face and subtle tonal values are preserved.

"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.


Please note that the last two lines of Provenance should read as follows, and not as stated in the printed catalogue: With Thomas Gibson, London; From whom acquired, 27 November 2001 (with the benefit of a settlement agreement with the heirs of A S Drey), by the late collector.

Rudolf Kann, Paris (1845–1905) (according to Held 1990);

Dr. Gottlieb Friedrich Reber (1880–1959), Lugano;

E.D. Reber, Munich, 1925;

With Julius Sperling, Munich, 1930;

With Hermann Abels, Cologne, 1931;

With A.S. Drey, Munich;

Drey Sale, Berlin, Graupe, 17-18 June 1936, lot 12 (involuntary liquidation of assets);

Mrs J. Patten, England;

By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 4 April 1962, lot 35, for £4,000 to Agnew;

With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;

N.N. Embiricos, London;

By whom offered, London, Christie's, 13 December 2000, lot 26, but withdrawn before sale;

With Thomas Gibson, London;

From whom acquired, 27 November 2001 (with the benefit of a settlement agreement with the heirs of A S Drey), by the late collector.

G. Glück, Van Dyck: des Meisters Gemälde (Klassiker der Kunst), Stuttgart and Berlin 1931, p. 533, under nos 126 and 127;

L. van Puyvelde, in Le Siècle de Rubens, exh. cat., Brussels 1965, pp. 62–63, under no. 61;

M. Jaffé, 'Van Dyck's sketches for his portraits of Duquesnoy and Van Uffel', in Bulletin des Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 1967, pp. 160–61, reproduced;

O. Millar, 'Van Dyck at Agnews', in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 110, 1968, p. 712 ('has the brilliance of the best of the Iconography sketches');

J.S. Held, The collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Flemish and German paintings of the 17th century, Detroit 1982, p. 30;

W.A. Liedke, Flemish Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1984, p. 59 (as attributed to Van Dyck);

S.J. Barnes, Van Dyck in Italy, doctoral diss., New York University, 1986, pp. 257–8, no. 42;

E. Larsen, The Paintings of Van Dyck, Freren 1988, vol. II, p. 171, no. 149, reproduced;

J.S. Held, in Anthony van Dyck, exh. cat., Washington 1990, pp. 339–41, no. 92, reproduced;

H. Vey, in S.J. Barnes, N. de Porter. O. Millar and H. Vey, Van Dyck, A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London 2004, pp. 208–09, no. II.69, reproduced in colour.

Kings Lynn, Fermoy Art Gallery, Exhibition of Pictures by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 27 July – 10 August 1963, no. 16;

London, Thomas Agnew & Sons, Sir Anthony van Dyck, 7 November – 7 December 1968, no. 34;

Washington, National Gallery of Art, Anthony van Dyck, 11 November 1990 – 24 February 1991, no. 92.