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Portrait of James Stuart, Duke of Lennox and Richmond  1635

by Anthony van Dyck

Van Dyck depicts the Duke of Richmond and Lennox—an intimate friend of King Charles I—as a paragon of aristocratic self-possession and nonchalance. With a blonde lovelock spilling over his lace collar, the duke wears the insignia of the Order of the Garter, England’s highest order of chivalry; the portrait may commemorate his investiture in November 1633. The greyhound res...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art