He became Rubens's first serious competitor in Antwerp. Over time, when working in Italy and Great Britain, Van Dyck revealed himself to be a virtuoso portrait artist. His empathy and magnificent technique were flawless.
Who is the artist?
Until recently, this portrait of the young Van Dyck was frequently attributed to Rubens. A recent technical investigation, however, revealed that this is a self-portrait by Van Dyck.
- Anthony van Dyck
- Oil on canvas