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Study Head of a Young Woman

Anthony van Dyck, 1618 – 1620
Study Head of a Young Woman, Anthony van Dyck
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Study Head of a Young Woman is a Baroque Oil on Paper Painting created by Anthony van Dyck from 1618 to 1620. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Sketches, Girls and Studies. SourceDownload

Anthony Van Dyke learned the art of the sketch from his mentor Peter Paul Rubens, who painted from models in preparation for larger works. This portrait sketch does not appear in any of Van Dyke’s final paintings, so we don't know the intended context for this girl, only that she’s lost in thought.

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