Matthias

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)


Private Collection on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Object details

Title

Matthias

Technique and support

Oil on panel

Dimensions

62.0 x 46.0 cm

Artist

Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [De Poorter 2004]

Collection and provenance

Collection

Private Collection on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Provenance

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.

Literature

Literature

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. 261;
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-right, as an ‘Atelierreplik’ [workshop replica];
Van Puyvelde 1950a, pp. 121-2;
Vey 1959b, p. 92;
Althorp 1976, no. 143 (261);
Ottawa 1980a, pp. 38-9;
Roland 1983, p. 25;
Roland 1984, pp. 217-8;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 183, as possibly studio of Van Dyck;
Tel Aviv 1995-6, no. 5, as Van Dyck;
Antwerp/London 1999, no. 2 (as Matthew);
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 80, no. I.77 (N. De Poorter), as Van Dyck.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Uncradled but with a strip of lint laid in the middle of the panel over the join between the two planks

Guild marks

Yes - separate branding irons

Panel maker's mark

Not visible, possibly obscured under the strip of lint

Planks of the same tree

-

Date of investigation

30 April 2019

Remarks

Remark

Dendrochronological analysis was not permitted by the private owner

Author

Drs. Justin Davies

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