The Virgin and Child

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Object details

Title

The Virgin and Child

Technique and support

Oil on panel

Dimensions

146.7 x 110.4 cm

Artist

Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance

Collection

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Inv. no.

PD.48-1976

Provenance

Brought from Italy by Bradshaw Pearson, 1790;
3rd Duke of Bridgewater, d. 1803, London;
by descent to Lord Gower, later 2nd Marquess of Stafford and 1st Duke of Sutherland, d. 1833;
Lord Egerton, later 1st Earl of Ellesmere, London;
5th Earl of Ellesmere and 6th Duke of Sutherland;
the Ellesmere 1939 settlement, sale, Christie’s, London, 2 July 1976 (83).

Literature

Literature

W. Y. Ottley, 1818, no. 14, as Van Dyck;
Smith 1831, under no. 263;
Waagen 1854, vol. 2, p. 40;
Guiffrey 1882, p. 244, under no. 33;
Cust 1900, p. 238, no. 16;
Schaeffer 1909, p. 69;
Bridgewater House 1926, no. 23;
Glück 1931, p. 235;
London 1968, no. 25;
National Art- Collections Fund. 73rd Annual Report, 1976, p. 33;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 646;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 254, no. III.11 (H. Vey), dimensions recorded as 154.5 x 108.0 cm.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Cradled

Dendrochronology

Genus of wood

Oak

Number of planks

5

Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 100
Dated: AD 1482 – 1581
Felled: After AD 1591 (terminus post quem)
Origin: north-eastern France/south-eastern Belgium

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 136 (+33 counted rings)
Dated: AD 1433 – 1568 (+33)
Felled: After AD 1611 (terminus post quem)
Origin: north-eastern France/south-eastern Belgium

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 102
Dated: AD 1485 – 1586
Felled: After AD 1596 (terminus post quem)
Origin: north-eastern France/south-eastern Belgium

Plank no. 4

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

Plank no. 5

Tree rings: 131
Dated: AD 1452 – 1582
Felled: After AD 1592 (terminus post quem)
Origin: north-eastern France/south-eastern Belgium

Planks of the same tree

-

Date of investigation

15 May 2017

Dendro report no.

UK001/2020

Remarks

Remark

Antwerp brand mark; See Vey 2004 for detailed discussion

Author

Drs. Justin Davies

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