Portrait of Quintijn Symons (1592 - after 1646)

Anthony van Dyckc. 1634 - 1635



This elegant man is Quintijn Simons, a history painter from Brussels. His fashionable cloak draped over his shoulders, half-length hair, dashing moustache and goatee give Simons an air of aristocratic elegance that is characteristic of the portraits of Anthony van Dyck.

Van Dyck lived for many years in Italy, where he became famous for his virtuoso official portraits of prominent members of the nobility. In 1632, he became court painter to King Charles I of England, but he occasionally travelled to the continent to paint commissions like this portrait.

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  • Title: Portrait of Quintijn Symons (1592 - after 1646)
  • Creator: Dyck, Anthony van
  • Date Created: c. 1634 - 1635
  • Physical Dimensions: h95 cm x w83.7 cm
  • Provenance: Peeter Stevens, Antwerp; Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, in or before 1752; the entire collection sold to William V in 1768; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas