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Van Dyck invited to Painter-Stainers’ dinner (27 November 1637)


The Court of the Painter-Stainers’ Company invites Van Dyck to their St Katherine’s Dinner, 27th  November 1637; other diners include John de Critz, the Serjeant-Painter and his wife, Edward Norgate, Matthew Wren, Dean of the Chapel Royal and Inigo Jones, the Surveyor of Works.

Place, date
Painter-Stainers’ Hall, 27-11-1637

Archival reference
Guildhall Library, MS 5667 f. 124

Transcribed by James Innes-Mulraine

Publication history

Referenced in:

  • Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar, Horst Vey Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings Yale University Press 2003, chronology 22 November 1637

How to cite: Innes-Mulraine, James. “Van Dyck invited to Painter-Stainers’ dinner.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies. (accessed 23 September 2023)

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Lower three paragraphs, opposite list of attendees at the Court 27th November

Ordered by this Court that St Katherines dinner Cawled the Accompt Dinner be kept or held on that Daye being the last day of November At St Andrewe the Appostell daye

Appoytned for Gest Sir Abraham Anthony Vandike the seargant Panter and his wife Mr Survayer reverend Dean Wren Mr Norgatt Mr Tompson Mr Pargiter Mr Carlton Mr Lee and others whom our Mr Warden will Appoynt

Somewhat Agreed uppon About the person of the prise

Only the relevant extract has been published.

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