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James Mulraine - England killed Van Dyck

Features | By James Mulraine

Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641): self-portrait, oil on canvas, c 1640

When the Flemish master got into the London fast set, he fell victim to a stingy Charles I – and a lethal epidemic. By James Mulraine

Soldiers always get straight to the point. I was about to give a talk, at the Belgian Embassy in London, about new Van Dyck discoveries, with Justin Davies, Van Dyck scholar and co-founder of the Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. In the project’s final year, we were presenting our findings to an august party of museum people and connoisseurs. ...


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