Anthony Van Dyck, copy after - Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes Portrait of Jacqueline van Caestre
Anthony Van Dyck, copy after
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes Portrait of Jacqueline van Caestre
Oil on canvas (relined). Each 74 x 60 cm.
These two portraits are copies of paintings now kept in the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, which have formerly been ascribed to Peter Paul Rubens and Antonis van Dyck, whereby modern research tends towards the attribution to van Dyck (cf. exhib. cat. Brussels 2007: Rubens, l´atelier du génie. Tielt 2007, p. 140). Jean Charles (Jan Karel) de Cordes was a member of a wealthy aristocratic family who originated from the County of Hennegau but later settled in Antwerp. He married Jacqueline van Caestre, daughter of Jan van Caestres, member of the grand council of Mechelen, in Antwerp in 1617. However, she died just half a year after the marriage and Jan Karel outlived her by almost a quarter of a century.