Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
New York, NY
VAN DYCK was already a mature artist with an established reputation as Europe's finest portraitist when he was called to London in 1632 to work at the court of Charles I and his French queen, Henrietta Maria. His activities at the courts at The Hague and Brussels attracted the attention of the English king who recognized that the Fleming's fluid aristocratic style was uniquely suited to his own political goals of glorifying the monarchy and preserving his divine right of absolute rule.
Duffy-Zeballos L. Van Dyck's Queen Henrietta Maria With Sir Jeffrey Hudson. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003;5(6):548. doi:10.1001/archfaci.5.6.548