Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Whereabouts unknown

Object details



Technique and support

Oil on panel


63.8 x 48.4 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance


Whereabouts unknown


Probably from the collection of Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (1641-1702);
thence by descent to the 8th Earl Spencer (1924-1992), Althorp;
with Colnaghi, London, 1984;
private collection, Switzerland;
sale, Christie’s, London, 7 July 2009 (37);
private collection, United Kingdom;
with Simon Dickinson, London, 2016.



Althorp 1746, nos. 339-42 (“Five of the Apostles by Van Dyck”);
Althorp 1750, (“Five of the Apostles by Van Dyck”, in the Great Parlour);
Dibdin 1822, p. 275;
Althorp 1851, no. 254;
Cust 1900, p. 233, under no. 9;
Bode 1906, p. 257;
Schaeffer 1909, p. 1-left [as the Dresden version];
Oldenbourg 1914-5, pp. 225, 227, 230-1;
Rosenbaum 1928a, pp. 37-43;
Glück 1931, p. 523, n.42-left;
Van Puyvelde 1950, pp. 121-2;
Vey 1959b, p. 92;
Althorp 1976, p. 19, nos. 139 (254);
Roland 1983, p. 30;
Roland 1984, pp. 217-8;
Ottawa 1980a, pp. 38-9;
London 1984, no. 41;
London/New York 1986; pp. 17-20;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 148;
Japan 1990, no. 1;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 79, no. I.74 (N. De Poorter);
Davies 2021a, p. 53, p. 62, n. 22;
Davies 2021c, p. 18, ill. p. 19, p. 27, n. 1.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Uncradled but with a strip of lint covering the joint of the two panels

Guild marks

Partial (only two hands visible), the Castle may be obscured by the lint

Panel maker's mark

Guilliam Gabron (partially obscured)

Wax seals

Red wax seal with the Spencer coat of arms


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 171
Dated: AD 1424 – 1594
Felled: After AD 1603 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 211
Dated: AD 1383 – 1593
Felled: After AD 1602 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Planks of the same tree


Date of investigation

07 September 2016

Dendro report no.



Drs. Justin Davies

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