George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687) and his brother Lord Francis Villiers (1629-1648)

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Sir Anthony van Dyck was born in Antwerp. Early in his career he was an assistant to Peter Paul Rubens. He first visited England between November 1620 and February 1621, where his work impressed King James I. He then travelled to Italy, staying until the autumn of 1627, before returning to Antwerp. During his time in Italy, van Dyck developed as a portrait painter, painting mostly wealthy merchant-princes. His style evolved under the influence of works by Titian and Veronese. In 1632 he returned to England, where he became 'Principal Painter in Ordinary' to Charles I. The following year he was knighted. His portraits of the royal family enhanced their prestige at home and abroad and his work had a profound influence on British portraiture.
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    People
    Villiers, George, 2nd Duke of BuckinghamVilliers, Lord Francis
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687) and his brother Lord Francis Villiers (1629-1648)
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 93.00 cm, width: 85.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Phillips & Rixson, 1956
    GAC number
    3436