possibly in the workshop of, Anthony van Dyck.
It shows the same composition as Van Dyck's painting of the subject in the Louvre. The
National Gallery in London holds a modello for an engraving with the same composition.
This modello has the same measurements as your painting. The modello is on panel and is
much more refined in style. The depth in the depiction is also larger in the modello than
in your painting. Therefore, we believe that your painting is not an autograph work by Van
Your painting does not seem to be a preliminary sketch for the painting in the Louvre,
since Van Dyck usually did not work out the background in his sketches. Your painting
follows the modello very closely, also in details, which suggests that it was done by
someone who had access to the modello.""
Art trade, Van Ham.">