Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Private Collection on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Object details



Technique and support

Oil on panel


62.0 x 46.0 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [De Poorter 2004]

Collection and provenance


Private Collection on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston


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.



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;
Davies 2021a, p. 53, p. 62, n. 22;
Davies 2021c, p. 18, ill. p. 23, p. 27, n. 4.

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



Dendrochronological analysis was not permitted by the private owner


Drs. Justin Davies

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