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The Most Capital Paintings in England / St Martin dividing his Cloak

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0113.804

  • Title (object)

    • St Martin dividing his Cloak

    Title (series)

    • The Most Capital Paintings in England
  • Description

    Plate 26: St Martin on horseback, wearing armour and a plumed hat, cutting his cloak with his sword for a poor man who sits on a pile of straw, in the right foreground, while behind him a woman holding a child begs alms and another child and a kneeling man look up at him; to the left, a bearded companion on horseback and a soldier watch with surprise; after Anthony van Dyck. 1766 Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1766
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 509 millimetres
    • Width: 433 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, dedication to Augusta and production details: "Rubens Pinxt. / R. Earlom delin.t" and "Tho.s Chambars sculp.t" and "From the Original Picture painted ... the Princess Dowager of Wales ... / ... most dutiful servant. J. Boydell" and "Size of the Picture 7F 10 1/2 I by 8F 5 1/2 I in height" and "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Feby. 1st. 1766, by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London".
        Numbered in lower left: "No.26".
  • Curator's comments

    From 'Most Capital Paintings', see biographical note on Boydell.. For another impression of this plate see also 1870,0625.597.
    After the paintings by Van Dyck in the Royal Collection (Windsor Castle) and in the Sint-Martinuskerk, Zaventem.

  • Bibliography

    • Schneevoogt 1873 106.111 (formerly attributed to Rubens) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1872,0113.804

Plate 26: St Martin on horseback, wearing armour and a plumed hat, cutting his cloak with his sword for a poor man who sits on a pile of straw, in the right foreground, while behind him a woman holding a child begs alms and another child and a kneeling man look up at him; to the left, a bearded companion on horseback and a soldier watch with surprise; after Anthony van Dyck.  1766 Etching and engraving

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Plate 26: St Martin on horseback, wearing armour and a plumed hat, cutting his cloak with his sword for a poor man who sits on a pile of straw, in the right foreground, while behind him a woman holding a child begs alms and another child and a kneeling man look up at him; to the left, a bearded companion on horseback and a soldier watch with surprise; after Anthony van Dyck. 1766 Etching and engraving

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