I am Van Dyck

A display focused around Van Dyck's last self-portrait, currently touring the country after being saved thanks to an Art Fund campaign.

Van Dyck tour venues

  • Turner Contemporary, Margate 

    24 January - 10 May 2015

  • Manchester Art Gallery

    21 May - 31 August 2015

  • National Portrait Gallery, London

    4 September 2015 - 3 January 2016

  • Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

    12 January - 24 April 2016
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

    Summer 2016
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, Autumn/Winter 2016

  • Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

    Spring 2017
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 

    Summer 2017
  • National Portrait Gallery, London

    Autumn/Winter 2017

     

Van Dyck’s magnificent self-portrait was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 after a joint public fundraising appeal with the Art Fund sought to stop its export to America. Part of the Art Fund grant is being used to support a tour of the painting, which has now arrived in Dulwich.

Here the portrait is brought together with two works by British contemporary artist Mark Wallinger. By showing these pieces in parallel, the gallery prompts an exploration of how these two men – working almost 400 years apart – have each addressed the idea of individuality and the sense of self. 

I am Van Dyck is the first in a four part series in which the gallery will reveal new discoveries about key artists in its Dutch and Flemish collection. Also included are X-rays of and preparatory drawings for its own paintings by Van Dyck, which are used to shed light on how he developed and altered his compositions.


Venue details

Dulwich Picture Gallery Gallery Road London SE21 7AD 020 8693 5254 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5)

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan