03 May 2017

Van Dyck dropped his ‘h’!

Van Dyck may have been baptised as Anthonio in 1599 but he signed a will in Antwerp in 1628 as Antonio. Note also the capital V of Van – a bone of contention amongst art historians for centuries!

Antwerp City Archives, S. A., Notariaat, 944, 06-03-1628, retrieved by Ingrid Moortgat 03/05/2017

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