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Self-Portrait  1621

by Anthony van Dyck

The young Van Dyck presents himself as a courtly gentleman, with no reference to his profession other than the painting itself. The portrait probably dates from the artist’s stay in London during the winter of 1620–21, and certainly before he left his native Antwerp for Italy in autumn 1621. That Van Dyck’s father dealt in fine fabrics partly explains his predilection for ...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art