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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Attributed to Anthony van Dyck, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1599 - 1641 London)
A Suit of Armor
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink, gray and green wash, and white, gray, and yellow opaque watercolor over black chalk on buff antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink, laid down on thick laid card
actual: 38 x 25.3 cm (14 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower right, black ink, stamp: L. 2090 (Prosper Henry Lankrink)
  • (not assigned): none visible
Prosper Henry Lankrink, London (L. 2090, with his mark). Marquess of Lansdowne, London, sold; [through Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1920, lot 83]. [P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, 1927], sold; Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (L. 2091, without his mark), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1954.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 468, p. 245; vol. 2, repr. fig. 240

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 30, p. 7 (as Anton van Dyck)

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 21, n.p., repr., p. 207

Stijn Alsteens, Adam Eaker, and Yale University Press (U.S.), Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, exh. cat., The Frick Collection (New Haven, 2016), p. 264, fig. 154

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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