Vandyke (Flem Van Dyck), Sir Anthony
Vandyke (Flem. Van Dyck), Sir Anthony a Flemish painter, was born in Aintwerp, March 22, 1599. He was the most illustrious pupil of Rubens. He visited England; thence went to Venice, Genoa, and Rome; returned to Anstwerp in 1627; settled in England in 1632, was knighted by Charles I in the same year, and granted a life pension of £200 in 1633. He excelled as a portrait painter, and executed many "crucifixions," "pietas," and historical pieces. He died in London, Dec. 9, 1641; See Carpenter, Memoir of Sir A.W Van Dyck (London, 1844).