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Baptism of Antonio Van Dyck (23 March 1599)


Certificate of baptism of Antonio Van Dyck, he was baptized on the 23th of March 1599 in the parish of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw (Our Lady).

Place and date
Antwerp, 23-03-1599

Archival reference
State Archives of Belgium, Parish Antwerp ‘Onze-Lieve_Vrouw’, Baptismal Certificates, RA 9000_000_00011_000_0_0001_r, 30/03/1592 – 26/06/1606, fol. 147, 23-03-1599. The original registers are kept in the Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives.

Transcribed by Ingrid Moortgat

Publication history

Photograph of the baptismal certificate published by:

  • Van der Stighelen, Katlijne. “Young Anthony: Archival Discoveries Relating to Van Dyck’s Early Career”. In Van Dyck 350. Studies in the History of Art, 46., uitg. door Susan J. Barnes en Arthur K. Wheelock, 17-46. Washington, D.C.: Yale University Press for the National Gallery of Art, 1994, p 20.

How to cite: Moortgat, Ingrid. “Baptism of Antonio Van Dyck.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies. (accessed 5 October 2023)

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Folio 147

Anno 1599, 21 martij

23 Antonio Franchoïs Van Dijck ende Maria Cupers [ouders]
Peeter Peeters ende Joanna De Meester [peetouders]

In the year 1599, 21th of March

23 Antonio Franchoïs Van Dijck and Maria Cupers [parents]
Peeter Peeters and Joanna De Meester [godparents]