Anthony Van Dyck

Antoon Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

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Sir Antoon (Anthony) Van Dyck
Born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium)map
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Antoon Van Dyck was born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) on 11 Mar 1599.[1] His father was Franz van Dyck, a silk merchant, and his mother was Maria, daughter of Dirk Cupers and Catharina Conincx.[2]

He was a talented painter, and became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court.[1]

In July 1632, he was knighted by King Charles, and given a pension of £200 per year, for which he was "principalle Paynter in ordinary to their majesties".[1]

Sir Anthony Van Dyck married Mary Ruthven, the daughter of Patrick Ruthven, granddaughter of the Earl of Gowrie in 1639-40. She was a Lady in waiting to the Queen.[1][2]

Van Dyck had one daughter with Mary. His daughter Justiniana was born in 1641 on either 1 Dec[2] or 1 Oct.[3] He also left an illegitimate daughter Maria Theresa in Antwerp, apparently from before he went to Italy, who was placed under the care of his sister Susanna.[2]

He died in London on 9 Dec 1641.[1][2] He was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, near the tomb of John of Gaunt, where a monument was erected to his memory. Both his grave and monument were destroyed by the great fire in 1666.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wikipedia, Anthony van Dyck. Accessed Nov 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Wikisource, Van Dyck, Anthony.,_Anthony_%28DNB00%29 Accessed Nov 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 H.G.H Horton-Smith, Sir Anthony Van Dyck: His Marriage and His Descendants. Notes & Queries, 12 Sept 1942, p.152-154.

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