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 Waerbecke, 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, technique, dating and studio practices produce an insightful and informative read.
ISBN 0 900785 640, 166 pages
240 x 280 mm 87 colour and 39 b&w illustrations