Van Dyck at the Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection commemorated the 400th anniversary of Van Dyck's birth with this publication. The book examines Van Dyck's artistic achievement through the in-depth study of a selection of paintings, including portraits of Philippe le Roy, his teenage bride Marie de Raet and Isabelle Warbecke, wife of painter Paul de Vos, as well as his lyrical work, The Shepherd Paris.
Van Dyck's wider influence, both in his own day and after, is discussed through works by his followers and imitators, while the artist's appeal to collectors is demonstrated through an account of how and why the pictures associated with Van Dyck entered the Wallace Collection.
A multitude of illustrations as well as examinations of iconography, tecknique, dating and studio practises produce an insightful and informative read.
By Jo Hedley
166 pages, paperback
280 x 240 mm, 126 illustrations
ISBN: 978 0 90078 5 64 1
Accompanied the exhibition Van Dyck at the Wallace Collection 23 September – 15 December 1999.
About the author
Jo Hedley is Curator of Pictures pre-1800 at the Wallace Collection, London.