Thursday, July 11, 2013

Anthony van Dyck - Pieter Stevens

Portrait of Pieter (or Peeter) Stevens by Anthony van Dyck, 1627 (Mauritshuis, The Hague)

This is a portrait by the famous painter Antoon van Dyck of Pieter Stevens (1593-1658) painted in 1627. Anthony van Dyck is one of my favorite painters. In 1628 Pieter married Anna Wake, Anthony painted her portrait as well.

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  1. I take it from the above comment that today is your birthday, Rob.
    I hope you've had a good day and are having a fun night.

  2. I so, so long to visit The Hague, Rob. These portraits are breath-taking. I really need to conquer my fear of flying before I'm any older.

    ....And a HUGE Happy Birthday to you - what's left of it, anyhow!! lol

    1. Thank you! And you can reach us by boat...

  3. Wonderful paintings, I can see why the artist is one of your favorites. He focused on details; I enlarged both paintings to have a closer look. Anna Wake's dress was beautiful for the time period. I like the black, silver & white color theme of her gown, she looked classy.

    Hope you have a very nice birthday!


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