Cornelis van der Geest (1555-1638)

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)


National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Object details

Title

Cornelis van der Geest (1555-1638)

Technique and support

set in another oak support, 82.5 x 67 cm

Dimensions

37.5 x 32.5 cm

Artist

Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [since 1854]

Collection and provenance

Collection

National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Inv. no.

52

Provenance

Liss (of Antwerp); his sale, Christie’s, London, 27 February 1796 (99), as representing ‘Govartius’, bought by Pratbernom;
Bryan; his sale, Peter Coxe, London, 18 May 1798 (51), as representing ‘Govartius’, bought by J. J. Angerstein;
purchased with the Angerstein collection, 1824.

Literature

Literature

British Institution 1815, no. 9, as a portrait of Govartius by Rubens;
Buchanan 1824, I, p. 286, no. 51;
Smith 1831, no. 251, a ‘A Portrait styled Gevartius…evidently an error’ and probably Van der Geest;
Passavant 1833, p. 18, no. 2, as by Rubens (the head) and Van Dyck (the costume);
Waagen 1854, vol. 1, pp. 351-2, as Van Dyck;
Guiffrey 1882, no. 895;
Cust 1900, pp. 16, 234, no. 24;
Bode 1906, p. 266;
Schaeffer 1909, p. 143;
Glück 1931, p. 125;
‘Verfälschtes van Dyck-Bildnis in der Londener Nationalgalerie’, Die Weltkunst, vol. 20, no. 13, 1950, p. 7;
Baldass 1957, p. 264;
Held 1957, pp. 53, 55;
National Gallery London 1970, pp. 34-7, no. 52;
Held 1982, pp. 35-6, 55, 59;
Larsen 1988, no. 45;
Antwerp/London 1999, no. 22;
Barnes et al. 2004, pp. 98-9, no. I.104 (N. De Poorter);
Madrid 2012-3, pp. 18, 34, 129, 320-22, no. 87 (T. Kubissa);
New York 2016, pp. 25, fig. 27, 26.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Uncradled

Guild marks

On the larger panel: Castle and Hands of Antwerp - one branding iron

Panel maker's mark

Michiel Vriendt – on the larger panel

Dendrochronology

Genus of wood

Oak

Number of planks

5

Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 109
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 69
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 126
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 4

Tree rings: 96
Dated: AD 1503 – 1598
Felled: After AD 1607 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 5

Tree rings: 20
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Planks of the same tree

-

Date of investigation

12 December 2016

Dendro report no.

LO005/2020

Author

Drs. Justin Davies

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