Der Maler Jan de Wael und seine Frau Geertruid de Jode
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Der Maler Jan de Wael und seine Frau Geertruid de Jode,

1629
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
125,3 x 139,7 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
596
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Der Maler Jan de Wael und seine Frau Geertruid de Jode, 1629, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxeVV2LJ7 (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
A personal connection between Van Dyck and the figures portrayed underlies this portrait: they are the parents of Cornelis and Lucas de Wael, with whom the painter lived during his time in Genoa and whom he also captured in a double portrait. Jan de Wael was a history painter and held a number of public offices: in 1595 he was appointed dean of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp and was also chairman of the Bowman’s Guild, whose coat of arms he bears on his sleeve. His wife came from a well-known family of copperplate engravers.

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