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Decem Magna Arte Et Summa Dexteritate Pictas Effigies, A Celeberrimo & Artificiosissimo Pictore Antonio Van Dyk Integras Ad Vitam Elaboratas; nunc autem, E Pinacothecis Illorum. Ducum Rutlandiæ & Graftoniæ, Ut & Marchionis Whartoniæ, A Se AEri Elegantissime Incisas, Viro Majorum Imaginibus Præclarisque Eorum Meritis Illustrissimo; Ingenti Animo, Summis Virtutibus, Et Singulari Prudentia, Maiores Præstantissimos Antegresso; nec minus Scientiarum Artiumque Laude Florentissimo, Guilhelmo Cavendisch, Devoniæ Duci &c. &c. &c. D.D.D. Humillimus & Obedientissimus Cultor Petrus Van Gunst.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Amstelædami: Apud Petrum van Gunst, in de Warmoestraat., MDCCXVI.

Physical Description

[1] f., [10] pl.; 610 mm.


[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All ten plates are signed as painted by 'A. v. Dyk' and engraved by 'P. v. Gunst'.


S.J. Barnes et al., Van Dyck A Complete Catalogue Of The Paintings (2004), sect. IV. nos. 37, 55, 75, 105, 108, 128, 133, 239, 240; C. Brown et al., Van Dyck 1599-1641 [Royal Academy and Koninklijk Museum exhibition catalogue] (1999); O. Millar, 'Philip, Lord Wharton, and his collection of portraits', in Burlington magazine, 136 (1994), p. 517-30; E. Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, 2 v. (1988); O. Millar, Van Dyck in England [exhibition catalogue] (1982).

Summary Note

Each plate has an English caption, naming the sitter and the collection in which the portrait was housed. All but two give the dates at which the portraits were painted - which range from 1636 to 1640, that is, during Van Dyck's third and last stay in Britain.

They are portraits of [1] 'Charles the First, King of Great Britain'; [2] 'Henrieta Maria, Queen of Great Britain'; [3] 'Margarett Smith, Married to Sr. Thomas Carye one of the Bedchamber, and Brother of Philadelphia Lady Wharton'; [4] 'Jane, Daughter & Heiress of Arthur Godwin of Winchendon in Com. Buck. Esqr. Married Philip Lord Wharton, Father to the late Marquiss of Wharton'; [5] 'Anne, Countess of Chesterfield, Daughter to Thomas Lord Wotton'; [6] 'Lucy, Countess of Carlisle, Daughter of Jocelin Earle of Northumberland'; [7] 'Philadelphia and Elizabeth Whartons, the only Daughters of Philip Lord Wharton, by Elizabeth his first Lady'; [8] 'William Villiers, Viscount Grandisson, Father to ye. late Duchesse of Cleveland'; [9] 'Patricius, Lord Viscount Chaworts, Who took to Wife the Lady Grace, Sister to John, late Duke of Rutland. deceas'd in 1711'; [10] 'Arthur Godwin Father of Jane his sole Daughter and Heiress, second Lady of Philip Lord Wharton'.

Portraits 1-7 and 10 are all from the collection of Lord Wharton; no. 8 from that of the Duke of Grafton; no. 9 from that of the Duke of Rutland.

Binding Note

20th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Van Dyk Decem Pictae Effigies. 1716' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Rulers - Monarchs - Kings - Queens - Celebrities - Great Britain - 17th century
Paintings - Portraits - 17th century
Collections - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Netherlands - 18th century