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Portrait of Hendrick van Thulden; three-quarter length, seated slightly to right, looking to front, in his left hand a large book, his right arm resting on the chair, wearing a biretta, cassock and gown
Black chalk on light-brown laid paper
- Production date
- 1615-1616 (c.)
Height: 374 millimetres (top corners cut; max.)
Width: 262 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Study for the painting by Rubens, dated around 1616-17, in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (Rooses 1073); for a print after the painting see also 1855,0609.737.
Literature: L. Burchard-R.A. d'Hulst, 'Rubens Drawings', 1963, pp.174-75, cat.no.109; Stijn Alsteens and Adam Eaker, Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (New York: Frick Collection, 2016): cat. 97.
Rowlands, Rubens: Drawings and Sketches, BMP, 1977, cat.no.78:
This is a costume-study for the portrait in Munich, with the sitter in the academic dress of a bachelor of theology. Originally the head of the sitter was sunk more deeply into the collar. The head has been raised so that there are two pairs of eyes visible. In the painting Rubens omitted the biretta. Another portrait of van Thulden by Rubens which shows him kneeling before a crucifix formerly hung over his tomb. He was pastor at St Joris, Antwerp, from 1613 to his death in 1617.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1974 July-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.90
1977 BM, Rubens drawings and sketches, no.78
1978, BM, Gainsborough and Reynolds in the BM, no 271
2016 March - June, New York, Frick Collection, 'Van Dyck Portraits'
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