Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641) was the greatest painter in seventeeth-century Britain, his work for Charles I from 1632 and during the run up to the Civil War shaping our view of the Stuart monarchy.

 Charles I on Horseback with M de St Antoine 1633, from The Royal Collection

The sumptuous new exhibition at Tate Britain brings together some of the finest paintings that van Dyck produced during his years in Britain. The exhibition will explore his innovative approach to painting, his training methods and his use of lucious costumes and depiction of the rich fabrics of the period.

It will also examine his legacy through portraits by artists from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent.

The exhibition is presented in association with the National Trust which is lending eight works, and important loans from The Royal Collection and private lenders.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 18 February – Sunday 17 May 2009

Admission £12.20 (concessions £10.30)

Opening hours:  10.00 – 17.40 (last admission 17.00)

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