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Attributed to circle of Dyck, Anthony van (Flemish painter, 1599-1641, active in England) , Portrait of Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

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Title Portrait of Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Fyvie Castle)
Artist Attributed to circle of Dyck, Anthony van (Flemish painter, 1599-1641, active in England)
Date Earliest about 1638
Date Latest probably 1668
Description Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (1602-68) is shown wearing armour, with the Lesser George badge of the Order of the Garter suspended from a ribbon around his neck.

This head and shoulders portrait is after Van Dyck's horizontal-format portrait of the earl painted in about 1638 (Alnwick Castle), in which he is shown holding a commander's baton in his right hand and resting his left hand on an anchor, and with a naval battle in the background, commemorating his appointment as Lord Admiral of England.

Current Accession Number Pending
Subject portrait (Percy, Algernon, 10th Earl of Northumberland)
Measurements 32.2 x 27.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Purchased from the Forbes-Leith family 1984.
Provenance By descent in the Gordon and later Forbes-Leith families.
Notes Van Dyck painted three different portraits of Algernon Percy, all with the same head type, and all of which were copied. The original version of the Fyvie Castle type is discussed in Barnes, S. J., De Poorter, N, Millar, O. and Vey, H., Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 566, no. IV.176.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author David Taylor
 

 

 

 

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