Priest in a Cope

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

Object details


Priest in a Cope

Technique and support

Oil on panel


50.5 x 40 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Workshop of Rubens [Van Hout 2021]

Collection and provenance


Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

Inv. no.

GKM 0933


(possibly) William Charles van Huls (after 1649–1722), his sale, Wilson, London, 6 August 1722 (243), as Rubens;
(possibly) Sergeant Whitaker (d. 1778), his sale, Christie and Ansell, London, 27-29 April 1778 (61), as Rubens;
(possibly) William Morland, his anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 16-17 March 1787 (71), as Rubens;
(possibly) 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, his anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 6-7 May 1796 (36), bought in, as Van Dyck;
(possibly) ‘Neill’, his sale, Christie’s, London, 21-22 January 1812 (94), as Van Dyck;
(possibly) sale, Southgate, London, 7 March 1834 (29), as Van Dyck;
J. Ghende, Brussels, February 1929;
with J. D. Farr, London and Brussels;
with Paul Cassirer and Karl Haberstock, Berlin, March 1929;
Gustaf Werner (1859–1948), Göteborg, by whom donated to the museum in 1930.



Glück 1930, p. 168, no. 92;
Cologne 1930, no. 71;
Gothenburg Museum 1934, p. 48;
Gothenburg Museum 1954, p. 48, no. 17;
Fredlund 1973, pp. 31-39;
Fredlund 1977, pp. 52-61;
Gothenburg Museum 1979, p. 34, no. 933, as Van Dyck;
McGrath 1997, II, pp. 303, 307 n. 49, under no. 55;
Eidelberg 1998, p. 18;
Van Hout 2021, I, pp. 240-2, no. 102b; II, figs. 351, 353, as Workshop of Rubens.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled



Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 106
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 111
Dated: AD 1477–1595
Felled: After AD 1605 (terminus post quem)
Origin: south-eastern Belgium/north-eastern France

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 171
Dated: -
Felled: After AD 1604 (terminus post quem)
Origin: south-eastern Belgium/north-eastern France

Planks of the same tree

Plank 2: plank 2 from Workshop of Rubens, 'Two Head Studies of Monks' (private collection, UK)
Plank 3: plank 3 Workshop of Rubens, 'Two Head Studies of Monks' (private collection, UK)

Date of investigation

12 August 2021

Dendro report no.



Drs. Justin Davies

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