Portrait of a Man

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)


Royal Collection Trust, Windsor, United Kingdom

Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021 Portrait of a Man

Object details

Title

Portrait of a Man

Technique and support

Oil on panel

Dimensions

123.3 x 92.5 cm

Artist

Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance

Collection

Royal Collection Trust, Windsor, United Kingdom

Inv. no.

RCIN 407188

Provenance

Acquired by Frederick, Prince of Wales, d. 1751, probably as by Rubens;
possibly at Leicester House, 1750;
thereafter perhaps at Kensington Palace (1792), Buckingham House (1819; as by Rubens), Kensington Palace (1825) and Windsor Castle (1835).

Literature

Literature

Smith 1842, no. 40 and 57, as Van Dyck (support erroneously given as canvas);
Waagen 1854, vol. 2, p. 437, no. 10;
Rosenbaum 1928a, p. 27;
Royal Collection 1937, p. 93;
London 1946-7, no. 276;
Royal Collection 1963, no. 160;
London 1968, no. 1;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 22;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 123, no. I. 137 (N. De Poorter);
Davies 2021a, p. 53, p. 62, n. 24.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Uncradled

Guild marks

None

Panel maker's mark

None

Labels

  1. A restorer’s label

Inscriptions

No inscriptions but two collection stamps of William IV and Queen Victoria

Dendrochronology

Genus of wood

Oak

Number of planks

4

Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 183
Dated: AD 1411 – 1593
Felled: After AD 1599 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic region

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 311 (6 sapwood rings present)
Dated: AD 1291 – 1601
Felled: AD 1612 – 1625 (sapwood dating)
Origin: Poland/Baltic region

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 172
Dated: AD 1435 – 1606
Felled: After AD 1612 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Baltic region

Plank no. 4

Tree rings: 200
Dated: AD 1394 – 1593
Felled: After AD 1600 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Baltic region

Planks of the same tree

plank 2: plank 2 of Sebastian Vrancx, 'Cavalry skirmish at the foot of a hill' (Schlossmuseum Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Germany)
plank 4: plank 1 of Workshop of Rubens, 'Three Head Studies of a Young Woman with a Cap' (Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam)

Date of investigation

24 March 2021

Dendro report no.

OS1545/2021

Author

Drs. Justin Davies

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