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Anthony van Dyck

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Circular medal of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). Obverse: Profile portrait of van Dyck looking to proper left, inscribed at edge "ANTOINE VAN DYCK, NE A ANVERS EN 1599, MORT EN 1641" and under bust "JOUVENEL". Reverse: Inscribed below artist's palette and brushes "VAN DYCK A CONTRIBUÉ/NON...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ANTOINE VAN DYCK, NE A ANVERS EN 1599, MORT EN 1641" and under bust "JOUVENEL". Reverse: Inscribed below artist's palette and brushes "VAN DYCK A CONTRIBUÉ/NON MOINS QUE RUBENS A LA/GLOIRE DE L'ÉCOLE FLAMANDE./SI COMME PEINTRE D'HISTOIRE IL/APPROCHE DE CE MAÎTRE. IL LE SURPASSE/COMME PEINTRE DE PORTRAITS, ET SON/GÉNIE N'EST PAS MOINS FÉCOND. 1620 IL/L'ÉXÉCUTION DE PLUISEUR TABLEAUX./1621-1626. IL HABITE SUCCESSIVEMENT/VENISE, FLORENCE, GÉNES, TURIN, ROME ET PALERME. 1631 IL VA EN/ANGLETERRE ET ACQUIÉRT PAR SES/A LA COUR DE CHARLES I/QUI LUI DONNE LES, INSIGNES DE L'ORDRE/DU BAIN.".

Provenance

By 2006, Earle Havens; 2006, given by Earle Havens to the MFA. (June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Earle Havens

Belgian, 1848

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1206

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals