Portrait of Sir Basil Dixwell by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c. 1638
© The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
- Oil on canvas
- 108 x 87 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £80,000 ( Total: £950,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Dixwell family; Arnold Wiggins & Company, 1930s; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1960s; American private collection; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 2003.