Filips Godines
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Filips Godines,

um 1630
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
211,5 x 137,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
995
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Filips Godines, um 1630, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3Qzl4eb (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
Van Dyck captures the Mediterranean features of Godines, who was from a Portuguese family, in a masterly way, his self-confidence exuding from his literally weighty appearance. Godines was the Spanish king’s tax collector in Antwerp. His wife’s genteel reticence reveals her ancestry, being descended from a wealthy Antwerp family of merchants. The full-length portrait of a figure standing was initially devised in the sixteenth century for the nobility but was soon used for non-aristocratic patricians too. Columns and drapery, however, lend the picture an aristocratic air.

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