painting of a woman in blue dress, holding child's hand, cover of Van Dyck catalogue

Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture

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This landmark volume is a comprehensive survey of the portrait drawings, paintings, and prints of Anthony van Dyck, one of the most celebrated portraitists of all time. His supremely elegant style and ability to convey a sense of the sitter’s inner life made him a favored portraitist among high-ranking figures and royalty across Europe, as well as among his fellow artists and art enthusiasts. Showcasing the full range of Van Dyck’s fascinating career with more than 100 works, the catalogue explores the artist’s versatility, inventiveness, and influential approach to portraiture. With insightful contributions by a team of international scholars, it offers a compelling case for the distinctiveness and importance of the artist’s work.

"The catalogue entries are exemplary."
—Jonathan Brown,The Art Newspaper

The catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at The Frick Collection March 2­–June 5, 2016

Hard and softcover, 9 ½ x 11 in., 320 pp., 278 color illustrations

Author(s): Stijn Alsteens and Adam Eaker with contributions by An Van Camp, Xavier F. Salomon, and Bert Watteeuw

Publisher: The Frick Collection, New York, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London

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