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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1936.122
People
Circle of Anthony van Dyck, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1599 - 1641 London)
Previously attributed to Anthony van Dyck, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1599 - 1641 London)
Title
A Man in Armor
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1650
Culture
Flemish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297780
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink, gray and brown wash, white, gray and yellow opaque watercolor, and black and red chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink, mounted overall
Dimensions
42.6 x 26.1 cm (16 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower right, black ink, stamp: L. 2090 (Prosper Henry Lankrink)
  • label: on brown paper, in curatorial file, black typeface and brown ink: Thomas Gainsborough memorial Exhibition, / IPSWICH CORPORATION MUSEUM. / OCTOBER 7th -- NOVEMBER 5th, 1927. / No. in Catalogue 96 / Artist Sir Anthony Van Dyck / Title Study of a man in armour / 10 1/4" x 16 3/4" / Owner Mr. Henry Oppenheimer
  • exhibition label: on brown paper, in curatorial file, typeface and brown ink: EXHIBITION OF FLEMISH AND BELGIAN ART / ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1927. / PAINTER Van Dyck / TITLE Man inArmour / OWNER Harry Oppenheimer Esq / ADDRESS / PLEASE ATTACH TO FRAME.
  • label: on brown paper, in curatorial file, typeface: 111
  • watermark: mount: unidentified, 18th century
Provenance
Prosper Henry Lankrink (1628-1692), London (L. 2090, lower right). Henry Oppenheimer (1859-1932), London, sold; [Christie's, London, 10, 13-14 July 1936, lot 239] to; [P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London, 1936] to; Robert Woods Bliss (1875-1962), Washington, D.C., gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
Accession Year
1936
Object Number
1936.122
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Catalogue of the Famous Collection of Old Master Drawings Formed by the Late Henry Oppenheimer, Esq., F.S.A., auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, July 10, 1936 - July 14, 1936), lot 239, pl. 61

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 467, pp. 244-245; vol. 2, repr. fig. 239

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, exh. cat., Speed Memorial Museum (Louisville, KY, 1947), cat. no. 18

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 29, p. 7 (as Anton van Dyck)

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. no. 22, n.p.

William W. Robinson and Susan Anderson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2016), p. 17, repr. p. 16, fig. 5

Stijn Alsteens, Adam Eaker, and Yale University Press (U.S.), Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, exh. cat., The Frick Collection (New Haven, 2016), p. 263-264, cat. no. 100, repr. p. 264

Exhibition History

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Highlights from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/30/1964 - 03/01/1964

Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, The Frick Collection, New York, 03/02/2016 - 06/05/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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