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Green, Valentine; Dyck, Anthony van Dyck (after)
Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby
1775 1775

Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby (1573–1644), was an army officer and administrator. This full-length portrait illustrates Danvers’s commanding stature. The light shining directly onto his face further heightens his prestigious social ranking, while he confidently stares at the viewer. Valentine Green captured many of the elements of the original artwork after which this print was made–including the lengthening of the sitter’s face and the velvety tone of the clothes and drapery–both typical Van Dyckian features in portraits of the first half of the seventeenth century.

 
Green, Valentine; Dyck, Anthony van Dyck (after)
Salford, England 1739-London, England 1813; Antwerp, Belgium 1599-London, England 1641 Salford, England 1739-London, England 1813; Antwerp, Belgium 1599-London, England 1641
Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby
1775 1775
engraving, mezzotint on paper engraving, mezzotint on paper
height / width: 51.60 x 35.50 cm; 20.31 x 13.98 in.
Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944 Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944
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