Anthony van Dyck, 1623 - Marchesa Balbi - fine art print

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Artwork information by the museum's website (© - National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

In this majestic full-length portrait, Marchesa Balbi sits frontally in a high-backed chair, her elegant, deep-green dress trimmed with gold brocade billowing around her. She gazes directly out at the viewer with disarming warmth, given the extraordinary sumptuousness of her costume. With one hand resting on her lap and the other dangling a fan against her dress, she seems relaxed and natural, and the portrait feels unexpectedly personal despite its large scale and imposing grandeur.

Anthony van Dyck had a remarkable ability to understand his patrons' personalities and to reflect them in his portraiture. Although the precise identity of this young and attractive member of the Balbi family is not known, the Balbis were prominent members of the Genoese aristocracy. They commissioned a number of portraits from Van Dyck in the mid-1620s. His relationship with the Balbi family may even have preceded his trip to Italy, as a branch of the family lived in his hometown of Antwerp.

The grand, elegant style of this painting owes much to Van Dyck's one-time mentor Peter Paul Rubens, who had traveled to Genoa in the first decades of the 17th century and executed a number of imposing portraits, such as Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria (also in the Gallery's collection). Van Dyck would have seen these portraits after he arrived in Genoa in 1621. Although Van Dyck was inspired by Rubens's portraits, he brought an entirely different expressive character to his own work. In this example, he has softened the architectural qualities of the Marchesa's costume and introduced elements of informality in her pose and in the undulating ripple in the oriental carpet beneath the her feet, further enhancing the portrait's engaging tenderness and candor.

[Source: NGA]

Note by the contributor Emily Wilkinson: Like many of his contemporaries, Van Dyck displayed an interest in fashion, and his treatment of fabrics in courtly and elite portraits, like this one, supports this. Note how distinctive and 'realistic' the different materials in this portrait are: the lace, the brocade, and the velvet of the Marchesa's dress are all carefully depicted by Van Dyck.

More from the NGA: Marchesa Balbi from the tour Sir Anthony van Dyck

Description of this over 390 year-old work of art

This classic art work of art was painted by the artist Anthony van Dyck in 1623. The beyond 390 year-old original was painted with the size - 196,5 x 133,8 cm (77 3/8 x 52 11/16 in) and was painted with the technique oil on canvas. Nowadays, the artpiece can be viewed in in the digital art collection of National Gallery of Art. This artpiece, which is in the public domain is being supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.Creditline of the artwork: . In addition to this, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has an image ratio of 2 : 3, which means that the length is 33% shorter than the width. Anthony van Dyck was a translator, author, dramaturge, painter, theater director, etcher from the Netherlands, whose artistic style was primarily Baroque. The artist was born in the year 1599 in Antwerp, Antwerpen province, Flanders, Belgium and passed away at the age of 42 in the year 1641.

Background data about the artwork

Name of the work of art: "Marchesa Balbi"
Categorization of the work of art: painting
Art classification: classic art
Century: 17th century
Artpiece year: 1623
Artwork age: more than 390 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original work of art: 196,5 x 133,8 cm (77 3/8 x 52 11/16 in)
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website of the museum: www.nga.gov
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The product specs

Article categorization: art copy
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Production technique: digital printing (UV direct print)
Production: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Product use: wall decoration, home design
Alignment of the image: portrait alignment
Image aspect ratio: 2 : 3 length to width
Interpretation: the length is 33% shorter than the width
Fabric choices: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Picture frame: without frame

Artist metadata table

Name of the artist: Anthony van Dyck
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Gender: male
Nationality of artist: Dutch
Jobs of the artist: dramaturge, author, painter, translator, etcher, theater director
Country of the artist: the Netherlands
Artist category: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Life span: 42 years
Year born: 1599
City of birth: Antwerp, Antwerpen province, Flanders, Belgium
Year died: 1641
Deceased in (place): London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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