Anthony van Dyck Flemish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 618

Lifting a languid hand to his chin, the young Van Dyck presents himself as an aristocrat, excluding any signs of his trade such as a palette and brushes. This self-portrait probably dates from the artist’s stay at the English court during the winter of 1620–21, an experience that left a lasting impact on his art and self-presentation. Shortly afterward, Van Dyck traveled to Italy, where his predilection for fine dress and aristocratic manners drew both admiration and scorn from fellow artists.

Self-Portrait, Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London), Oil on canvas

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