Works by or after van Dyck included in this catalogue
Altson (A.) after van Dyck Portrait of a Lady of Rank 1891 {1892} NGV [PA]
Coates after van Dyck Portrait of a Father with his Son {1900} NGV [PA]
Dyck [van] 3 etchings from the Iconography {1891} NGV [ET]
Dyck [van] (after) Cornelis can der Geest {1904} NGV [PA]
Dyck [van] (after) Mystic Marriage of St Catherine {1869} NGV [PA]
* Pontius after van Dyck Dead Christ, supported by the Virgin {1900} Loc? [PR]
Rousselet after van Dyck St.Anthony of Padua {1869} NGV [PR]
* Woollett after van Dyck Rubens {by 1894} Loc? [PR]

After working as an assistant to Rubens, van Dyck became a brilliant and prolific portraitist, in demand from royal and aristocratic patrons throughout Europe. From 1632 until his death at the age of 42, he worked for Charles I in England. He also produced a substantial body of religious work, and also drew and etched.

The only original works by van Dyck in the Melbourne collection prior to 1904/5 were his three portrait etchings from the Iconography (probably dating from c.1626-32), including his own etched self-portrait. The pre-Felton collection also included copies of a number of van Dyck’s paintings, including two 17th-century engravings, as well as copies after his paintings produced under the terms of the NGV Travelling Scholarship during the 1890s and early 1900s.

After 1905, the NGV acquired several of van Dyck’s autograph paintings, as well as drawings and further prints.


For the complete holdings of van Dyck now in the NGV (amounting to over 500 individual items), see; see also Hoff 1995, pp.94-100

For van Dyck’s painted oeuvre, see in particular Susan Barnes & others, Van Dyck: a Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven & London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2004. The standard study of the Iconography is Marie Mauquoy-Hendricks, L’Iconographie d’Antoine van Dyck, Brussels, 1956