Portrait of Sir Basil Dixwell by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Half-length portrait.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
108 x 87 cm
Art Fund grant:
£80,000 ( Total: £950,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox

The sitter wears a black jacket and white shirt with lace collar and cuffs; his right hand is raised to rest on his stomach. Sir Basil Dixwell was a notable and wealthy landowner who, between 1635 and 1638 built Broome Park, near Canterbury. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Dixwell family; Arnold Wiggins & Company, 1930s; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1960s; American private collection; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 2003.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162 www.thebeaney.co.uk

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