Der Maler Theodoor Rombouts
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Der Maler Theodoor Rombouts,

um 1631/32
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
122,9 x 90,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
603
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Der Maler Theodoor Rombouts, um 1631/32, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxeVa2LJ7 (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
Theodoor Rombouts (1597–1637), whose work includes religious history paintings and genre scenes in the style of Caravaggio, leans self-assuredly over the armrest of his chair. His wife, Anna van Thielen, on the other hand, seems more reserved—like their daughter, Anna Maria, who, with the typical shyness of little children in the presence of strangers, snuggles up to her mother for protection. Van Dyck’s extraordinary skill—that extended way beyond his time—in depicting children not as small adults but while capturing their childish personalities, is particularly striking here.

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