OIL PAINTING: Charles I on Horseback, c.1635
Van Dyck, or Vandyke, Sir Anthony. Eminent painter of the Flemish school, distinguished by his surpassing excellence in portraiture. In 1632, Van Dyck became court painter to Charles I of England, as knighted by that monarch, married a daughter of the Earl of Gowrie, and live in great magnificence. His greatest paintings were "Crucifixion" and his full-length oil painting of "Charles I on Horseback."