Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture at The Frick Collection, March 2 – June 5, 2016

“Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in England. Van Dyck’s elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century. His sitters—poets, duchesses, painters, and generals—represent the social and artistic elite of his age, and his achievement in portraiture marked a turning point in the history of European painting.” — The Frick Collection

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Self-Portrait, ca. 1620–21 Oil on canvas The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Self-Portrait, ca. 1620–21. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Jules Bache Collection, 1949

Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641) Frans Snyders, c.1620 oil on canvas 56 1/8 in. x 41 1/2 in. (142.56 cm x 105.41 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Accession number: 1909.1.39

Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Frans Snyders, ca. 1620. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anthony van Dyck Margareta de Vos, ca. 1620 (1599–1641) Oil on canvas The Frick Collection, New York 

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Margareta de Vos, ca. 1620. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641) Portrait of a Genoese Noblewoman, 1622-1627 oil on canvas 90 7/8 in. x 61 5/8 in. (230.82 cm x 156.53 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Accession number: 1914.1.43

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Genoese Noblewoman, ca. 1625–27. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

O 406, KE 2372, Anthonis van Dyck - Anglický král Karel I a jeho manželka Henrietta Marie (1632 - 1634), olej, plátno, 104x176 cm, AMK Kroměříž

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Charles I and Henrietta Maria Holding a Laurel Wreath, 1632. Oil on canvas. Arcibiskupský zámek a zahrady v Kroměříži, Kroměříž

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Queen Henrietta Maria with Her Dwarf, Jeffery Hudson, 1633 Oil on canvas National Gallery of Art, Washington; Samuel H. Kress Collection

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Queen Henrietta Maria with Jeffery Hudson, 1633. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Samuel H. Kress Collection

Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641) James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child, 1632-1641 oil on canvas 97 in. x 84 1/8 in. (246.38 cm x 213.68 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Accession number: 1913.1.40

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). James Stanley, Lord Strange, Later Seventh Earl of Derby, with His Wife, Charlotte, and Their Daughter, ca. 1636. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641) Anne, Countess of Clanbrassil, 1636 Oil on canvas (lined) 83 1/2 x 50 1/4 in. (212.1 x 127.6 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest Accession number: 1917.1.37

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Lady Anne Carey, Later Viscountess Claneboye and Countess of Clanbrassil, ca. 1636. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641) Sir John Suckling, 1632-41 Oil on canvas 85 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (216.5 x 130.2 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest Accession number: 1918.1.44

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). John Suckling, ca. 1638. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) The Princesses Elizabeth and Anne, Daughters of Charles I, Oil on canvas Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). The Princesses Elizabeth and Anne, Daughters of Charles I, 1637. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; purchased with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scottish Office and the Art Fund 1996

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Pomponne II de Bellièvre, ca. 1637–40 Oil on canvas Seattle Museum of Art

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Pomponne II de Bellièvre, ca. 1637–40. Oil on canvas. Seattle Art Museum

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Margaret Lemon, ca. 1638 Oil on canvas Private collection, New York

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Margaret Lemon, ca. 1638. Oil on canvas. Private collection, New York

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Mary, Lady van Dyck, née Ruthven, ca. 1640 Oil on canvas Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Mary, Lady van Dyck, née Ruthven, ca. 1640. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) Prince William of Orange and Mary, Princess Royal, 1641 Oil on canvas Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Prince William of Orange and Mary, Princess Royal, 1641. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Images courtesy The Frick Collection