Anthony van Dyck / Lucas van Uffel (died 1637) / ca. 1621-27Anthony van Dyck
Lucas van Uffel (died 1637)
ca. 1621-27

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Creator Name: Dyck, Anthony van
Creator Nationality: European; Flemish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Flemish, 1599-1641
Creator Name-CRT: Anthony van Dyck
Title: Lucas van Uffel (died 1637)
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Creation Start Date: 1621
Creation End Date: 1627
Creation Date: ca. 1621-27
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 49 x 39 5/8 in. (124.5 x 100.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 14.40.619
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

Lucas van Uffel (died 1637) was a wealthy Flemish merchant and shipowner who lived in Venice, where he met Van Dyck during the early years of the painter's Italian period (1621-27). Van Dyck's portrait of the same man (St├Ądtisches Museum, Brunswick) includes a view of ships sailing off a Mediterranean coast. Here, the sitter is presented as a learned gentleman, with dividers, a recorder, the bow of a viola da gamba, an antique head, a drawing, and a celestial globe suggesting his various interests. The canvas was first recorded in the collection of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel in the 1730s.

AMICA ID: MMA_.14.40.619
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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