Selbstbildnis
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Selbstbildnis,

um 1620/21 und 1627
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
81,5 x 69,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
405
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Selbstbildnis, um 1620/21 und 1627, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5347O5849e (Last updated on 04.12.2020)
This painting is an example of early portraiture from the young van Dyck, who had just turned 20. In spite of his youthful appearance, the artist seems to be keenly aware of the importance of a suitable air. Descriptions from the period tell of his agreeable, rather noble bearing as well as his elegant attire. The gold chain, a gift from the Duke Fernando Gonzaga, was added when van Dyck worked over and enlarged the painting.

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