Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Object details



Technique and support

Oil on panel


148 x 107.3 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance


National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Inv. no.



Georges-Alexander Goubau, d. 1760/1, Antwerp;
acquired from his heirs for Sir James Lowther, later Earl of Lonsdale, 1763 (according to Mariette this was in May 1764, and both Louis XV of France, in 1746, and before him the Duke of Marlborough had vainly attempted to acquire the painting);
by descent to 7th Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle;
acquired from the Lonsdale Estates, 1984.



Smith 1842, no. 125;
Mariette, vol. 2, pp. 194-5;
Waagen 1854, vol. 3, p. 261;
Guiffrey 1882, p. 255, no. 291A;
Cust 1900, p. 252, no. 107A;
Glück 1931, p. 547, n. 259;
The National Gallery Report 1982-1984, London 1985, pp. 34-5;
London 1985, pp. 34-5;
Larsen 1988, no. A160/3;
National Gallery London 1999, pp. 63-6 (A. Roy);
Barnes, De Poorter, Millar, Vey 2004, p. 298, no. III. 64 (H. Vey);
Davies 2021a, p. 59.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Thinned and previously cradled


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 146
Dated: AD 1464 – 1609
Felled: After AD 1619 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic region

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: -
Dated: -
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 256
Dated: AD 1330 – 1585
Felled: After AD 1595 (terminus post quem)
Origin: south-eastern Belgium/ north-eastern France

Plank no. 4

Tree rings: 72
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 5

Tree rings: 146
Dated: AD 1464 – 1609
Felled: After AD 1619 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic region

Planks of the same tree

1. and 5. this painting

Date of investigation

27 January 2022

Dendro report no.



Drs. Justin Davies

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