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possibly after Anthony van Dyck, Head of a Bearded Man wearing a Wheel Ruff

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Head of a Bearded Man wearing a Wheel Ruff
Date
? c.1630s
Location
Brown Parlour
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 41 cm, Overall width: 33.5 cm
Artist
possibly after Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Catalogue Number
DN21

Description

The portrait is highly reminiscent of the head studies of men wearing ruffs by Sir Anthony van Dyck, including one in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford,1 which relates to his destroyed painting Justice Flanked by Seven Magistrates of the City of Brussels, c.1634. Although the composition is reminiscent of Van Dyck, the handling is quite different, suggesting that it is either copied directly from or more generally influenced by Van Dyck.

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. WA 1855.172.

    1

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