Sotheby’s To Auction Newly Discovered Work by Sir Anthony Van Dyck in London Sale

Portrait Has Descended through the Same Family for Over 200 Years and Has Been Known as the “Confesseur de Rubens”

Sotheby’s has announced that it will sell a newly discovered portrait by the great 17th Century Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck in its 6th July 2011 sale of Old Master and British Paintings in London. The intense and psychologically penetrating portrait of a young Carmelite monk is a hitherto unknown work, which Sotheby’s has discovered to have been painted by the youthful Van Dyck during the years he worked in Rubens’ studio.

The painting is estimated to sell for £600,000-800,000.

Image: Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of a Carmelite Monk, Head and Shoulders, c.1617-20, oil on oak panel, 62.3cm x 48cm. Estimate: £600,000-800,000. Photo: Sotheby’s.

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