Jean Charles de Cordes (1577-1641)

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Object details


Jean Charles de Cordes (1577-1641)

Technique and support

Oil on panel


72.4 x 57.0 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Rubens or Van Dyck [Royal Łazienki Museum 2016]

Collection and provenance


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Inv. no.



The Widow Roose, sale, 8 May 1798 (7), as Rubens;
probably purchased by the family;
by inheritance to the Beauffort family;
purchased by the Museum from the heirs of Amédée de Beaufortt, 1874.



Rooses 1886-1892, IV, no. 908, as Rubens;
Von Bode 1889, p. 46, as Van Dyck;
Rosenberg 1906, pp. 150-1, as Rubens;
Glück 1931, pp. xxxiii, 84-5, 528, as Van Dyck;
Lambotte 1935, pp. 231-2;
Dimier 1937, pp. 180-1, as Rubens;
Glück 1940, p. 173, n. 3, as Van Dyck;
Evers 1943, p. 356, as Rubens;
Amsterdam/Rotterdam 1946, no. 66;
Brussels 1953, no. 44;
London 1953-4, no. 201;
Genoa 1955, no. 7, as Van Dyck;
Brussels 1961, no. 101;
Van Puyvelde 1955, pp. 44-6, as Rubens;
Pauwels 1984, p. 254, as Rubens (or Van Dyck);
Larsen 1988, II, no. A4, as Rubens;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 18 (N. De Poorter), as not by Van Dyck;
Brussels 2007, pp. 138, 140-1, no. 34 (N. De Poorter), as Rubens or Van Dyck;
Royal Łazienki 2016, pp. 177-80, as Rubens or Van Dyck;
Seim 2022, pp.31-2, 36, 42 n.9.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled


Guild marks

None visible

Panel maker's mark

None visible


Museum and exhibition labels


1. The arms of the Roose family
2. inscription ‘Jean Charles de Cordes escuier Seigneur de Wichelen Cescamp GC’
3. Museum inscription


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 77
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 212
Dated: AD 1389 – 1600
Felled: After AD 1609 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 125
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Planks of the same tree

2. and plank 1 fromPeter Paul Rubens or Anthony Van Dyck, Jacqueline de Castres, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (BR006/2020)

Date of investigation

05 May 2017

Dendro report no.



Drs. Justin Davies

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