Bildnis eines Mannes
Anthonis van Dyck (Werkstatt) (1599-1641)

Bildnis eines Mannes,

um 1630
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
203,7 x 121,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
369
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck(Werkstatt), Bildnis eines Mannes, um 1630, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/dapG9rz4Zn (Last updated on 11.09.2023)
This painting and its pendant, portraits of an unidentified couple, were long regarded as works by Van Dyck’s own hand (s. inv. nr. 368). But recent research has shown that they are almost certainly workshop creations. They display inferior quality compared to portraits known to be autograph works. X-ray images reveal white ovals underneath the faces: evidently, these areas were initially left blank. Apparently, such essentially preprepared portrait paintings were produced in Van Dyck’s workshop and held at the ready for impromptu commissions—all that remained was to insert the client’s facial features.